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What is bombogenesis?

25 March 2014, 6:11 pm

Fourteen of 20 hurricane-force wind events underwent bombogenesis in the North Atlantic during the first two months of 2014. This unusual activity can be seen in wind speed data from the period. In this image, blues indicate areas with wind speeds that are faster than the 30-year historical average (1981-2010).

Bombogenesis is a popular term that describes a midlatitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies.

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Original article: What is bombogenesis?