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Megathread: 2017 Hurricane Season
24
Earthquake Megathread
6172
If a nuclear bomb went off in Boston harbor could scientists tell after the fact who had manufactured it, do they leave distinct radioactive signatures?
5747
Why aren't there any orbitals after s, p, d and f?
16
What do sexes in fungus mean?
135
Do black holes have electromagnetic field?
4
Where does the "blast" portion of a nuclear explosion come from?
6
Do atmospheric CO2 measurements include a significant diurnal cycle?
8
How do bionic arms work?
4
Historically, when large numbers of sailboats/ships had to travel in formation as a fleet, are there different dynamics governing the movement of ships in the front, middle and rear of the group?
6
Why are non-differentiable continuous functions integrable?
9
Are Toucans (Americas) and Hornbills (Asia/Africa) an example of convergent evolution?
4
What are the estimated thicknesses for northern sea-ice at the height of the Pleistocene glaciation, and how are those thicknesses estimated?
7
Ask Anything Wednesday - Physics, Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science
2
Why are rainbows in an arc shape and does the radius change?
4
Why do nuclei release energy when they fuse?
24
How many layers are there in a modern integrated circuit?
8
Why does the Earth's rotation effect Rockets and not Planes?
2
Are there plant/animal somatic hybrids?
2
Would the opposite of codependency issues be considered as unhealthy as codependency? Wherein any form of dependency is abhorrent to the person in question? Does this have a clinical classification?
60
Do people that have degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's lose their muscle memory as well?
20
How is it possible that something as large as a possible Planet 9 has completely evaded visual observation?
8154
There is a video on the Front Page about the Navy's Railgun being developed. What kind of energy, damage would these sort of rounds do?
8
Would global cooling create more land? If so, how much more land would be available before the whole earth freezes?
11
How did they measure hurricane wind speeds in the 1800's?
4125
In 1972 a woman fell 33,332 feet without dying. How is that possible?
12
How is it that scissors can curl ribbons?
12
What is happening at a molecular level when a knife cuts through nylon rope?
154
Could we railgun the Moon?
15
Why is caesium the largest atom? Shouldn't element 118 be the largest?
1
Why does your metabolism slow down with age?
7
Do snakes that can 'see' heat, such as ball pythons, compare their 'heat vision' with their normal vision?
17
[CHEMISTRY] How do chemical companies determine if one ingredient in a solution can be replaced by another?
2
In emergencies like on CDMX will using cellphone data on a very far state affect the capacity on CDMX cell towers to make calls and/or use cell phone data?
12
Can a human be allergic to any substance? As in, does every material have the potential to elicit an allergic response?
2
What defines an equation of state?
46
How is online gaming possible if there must be some delay?
5
Does my peripheral vision have a different latency than objects I look directly at?
15
Why is gold found in seams?
16
On an alien planet, would a regular compass still point true north?
11
Can someone with reading Aphasia "read" in Braille?
4
Would negative kelvin body always transfer heat to positive kelvin body?
2124 StevO_32 What effect (if any) could the current wildfires going off on the other side of the nation have on the hurricanes? Winds and pressure and thing of that sort
461 MisterTaggart What prevents hurricanes from reaching sustained winds in excess of 200+ mph? The highest sustained winds in recorded history are all in the 180-190 mph range which almost makes it seem like there is an imaginary cap of some sorts.
1063 sacrelicious2 Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
1386 jazida Jose just became a hurricane, following closely behind Irma, which I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) is sucking energy out of the ocean beneath it as it goes. (http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/1200*675/jose-irma.jpg) Images of other hurricanes' cold wakes give a scale that implies Jose is within the cold wake of Irma (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/files/upload/2006/09/ioke_sst_anom_2006.png) Does the ocean reheat faster than the second image implies? Was there more energy in the ocean before Irma and the residual is enough to supply Jose with more energy? Is Jose getting it from elsewhere? If there was residual energy enough to supply a second hurricane, is there a maximum absorption or an equilibrium point for hurricane <--> ocean energy exchange? Sorry for the gatling gun questions, very curious! Thanks in advance.
535 Gargatua13013 Why do our hurricanes not develop into large permanent or semi-permanent features somewhat comparable to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? What would it take for them to do so?
325 GoatGawd I'm curious, ocean temperatures will be decreased as a result of Irma, so with Jose passing in behind it is it possible to see it quickly lose its strength? I'd be absolutely amazed if Jose reaches above a cat 3.
91 RandomlyBrowsingGuy Don't know if this is silly but who names hurricanes? Are they the only natural disasters and why? I've lived through a large earthquake and the people that recall it with me just mention it by the year.
219 ParadigmTheory What is Irma going to do to Florida? Will we see a repeat of Houston, except along the entire Florida coastline? How long will it potentially take to repair the damages?
148 Targren Why Does The National Hurricane Center Generate A 50 Knot Forecast? 34 knots is the cutoff for a tropical storm, and 64 knots is a category I hurricane, so it's clear where those come from. What's the significance of 50 knots? Is it just an approximate halfway point?
48 iadtyjwu What is the other system of measuring hurricanes which was invented for insurance companies and do you think we'll eventually switch to it?
332 RetroRN How come there aren't any hurricanes on the West coast?
2120 0 StevO_32 What effect (if any) could the current wildfires going off on the other side of the nation have on the hurricanes? Winds and pressure and thing of that sort
462 0 MisterTaggart What prevents hurricanes from reaching sustained winds in excess of 200+ mph? The highest sustained winds in recorded history are all in the 180-190 mph range which almost makes it seem like there is an imaginary cap of some sorts.
1063 0 sacrelicious2 Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
1392 0 jazida Jose just became a hurricane, following closely behind Irma, which I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) is sucking energy out of the ocean beneath it as it goes. (http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/1200*675/jose-irma.jpg) Images of other hurricanes' cold wakes give a scale that implies Jose is within the cold wake of Irma (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/files/upload/2006/09/ioke_sst_anom_2006.png) Does the ocean reheat faster than the second image implies? Was there more energy in the ocean before Irma and the residual is enough to supply Jose with more energy? Is Jose getting it from elsewhere? If there was residual energy enough to supply a second hurricane, is there a maximum absorption or an equilibrium point for hurricane <--> ocean energy exchange? Sorry for the gatling gun questions, very curious! Thanks in advance.
531 0 Gargatua13013 Why do our hurricanes not develop into large permanent or semi-permanent features somewhat comparable to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? What would it take for them to do so?
325 0 GoatGawd I'm curious, ocean temperatures will be decreased as a result of Irma, so with Jose passing in behind it is it possible to see it quickly lose its strength? I'd be absolutely amazed if Jose reaches above a cat 3.
88 0 RandomlyBrowsingGuy Don't know if this is silly but who names hurricanes? Are they the only natural disasters and why? I've lived through a large earthquake and the people that recall it with me just mention it by the year.
218 0 ParadigmTheory What is Irma going to do to Florida? Will we see a repeat of Houston, except along the entire Florida coastline? How long will it potentially take to repair the damages?
147 0 Targren Why Does The National Hurricane Center Generate A 50 Knot Forecast? 34 knots is the cutoff for a tropical storm, and 64 knots is a category I hurricane, so it's clear where those come from. What's the significance of 50 knots? Is it just an approximate halfway point?
46 0 iadtyjwu What is the other system of measuring hurricanes which was invented for insurance companies and do you think we'll eventually switch to it?
334 0 RetroRN How come there aren't any hurricanes on the West coast?