University of Miami doctoral candidate and 2008 graduate of Marathon High School, Johna Rudzin’s findings were published last month in the Journal of Geophysical Research.  Rudzin is studying how a specific barrier layer of fresh water from the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South American contribute to the intensity of hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Rudzin’s interest in storms began when she was a child living in the Keys, and now her research has led her to discover that these warm eddies may have contributed to the rapid intensifying of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Read the full story here.Student uncovers water layer that fuels hurricanes – KWC 3-22-17

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