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Elegant Hurricane Design

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Marine biologists have discovered another design benefit humans receive from hurricanes. Using remote sensing mapping, they showed that eastern U.S. seaboard hurricanes significantly increased chlorophyll concentrations across the continental shelf. Such semi-regular endowments of chlorophyll concentrations play an important role in sustaining both the biomass and biodiversity of life on the continental shelves, which in turn enhance the living standard and quality of life for humans. This study provides yet more evidence (see “Design Update: Hurricanes Bring More Than Destruction,” by Hugh Ross, http://www.reasons.org/resources/faf/98q4faf/hurricanes.shtml) that God has so designed both the frequency and intensity of hurricanes to maximally benefit life and human civilization.

·         Amélie Davis and Xiao-Hai Yan, “Hurricane Forcing on Chlorophyll-a Concentration Off the Northeast Coast of the U.S.,” Geophysical Research Letters 31 (2004): L17304, doi:10.1029/2004GL020668.

·         http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2004/2004GL020668.shtml

·         Related Resource

o   Hugh Ross, “Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity

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o   Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition, by Hugh Ross

Subjects: Natural Disasters

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.