Why do warmer ocean temperatures cause ocean wind speeds to be faster? I know this creates stronger, faster, and more powerful hurricanes, but I don't know how.
Essential to Earth’s “Air Conditioner”
Oceans cover about 70 percent of the earth, giving them a major role in climate control. oceans and atmosphere are practically one, constantly exchanging heat, water, gases, and momentum in the form of wind and waves. They also work together carrying solar heat away from the Tropics toward the poles, and moderating global temperatures. In fact, for most organisms to survive, temperatures must stay within the range that allows water to remain a liquid. “It appears that Earth got it just right,” says the book Rare Earth—Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe.
Water moves in a cycle. “All the winter torrents are going forth to the sea . . . To the place where the winter torrents are going forth, there they are returning so as to go forth.”—Ecclesiastes 1:7, written before 1,000 B.C.E. We can see that the Bible is scientifically accurate.
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