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A Closer Look (Stronger Than Ever) #803778

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 22, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at what might be causing the destructive weather patterns introduced; "Science" magazine statistics on the rise in number of Category 4/5 hurricanes cited.

(New York: Ned Potter) The scientific study & speculation on the weather conditions that have made Hurricanes Katrina & Rita very powerful storms examined; NOAA animations shown. [Center for Earth Observing George Mason University professor Menas KAFATOS†- says we have the highest Gulf of Mexico temperatures in 25 years that have fed the "two monsters."] [Georgia Tech climatologist professor Peter WEBSTER†, National Hurricane Center director Max MAYFIELD†- assess the increase in hurricane strength.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Potter, Ned

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