UVa Today: Hurricanes and Volcanoes Link

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is projecting 14 to 23 named storms. But what would happen if a major volcano erupted in the tropics, altering the regional climate with a massive spewing of ash? An environmental sciences professor from UVa. discusses this scenario in this UVa. Today segment.

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June 10, 2010

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is projecting 14 to 23 named storms, of which three to seven could become major hurricanes.

But what would happen if a major volcano erupted in the tropics, altering the regional climate with a massive spewing of ash?

In this week's UVa. Today segment, Amati Evan, an assistant professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, discusses with CBS19's Tiffani Sargent how scientists are looking for a link between volcanic activity and hurricane frequency.

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