Factors In Hurricane Development
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What causes hurricanes to decay and dissipate? Hurricanes can become very powerful, but they're not immortal. Tropical cyclones such as tropical storms and hurricanes have a finite life span and their share of enemies such as cooler sea surface temperatures, hostile upper level winds, land, and sinking air that all inhibit further strengthening, or even dissipate them altogether.

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