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  1. Hypercanes (
      "A hypercane is a hypothetical class of extreme tropical cyclone that could form if ocean temperatures reached around 50 C (122 F), 15 C higher than the warmest ocean temperature ever recorded,[1] which could in turn be caused by a large asteroid or comet impact, a large volcanic or supervolcanic eruption, or very extensive global warming.[2] There is some speculation that some dinosaurs might have been finished off by a series of hypercanes, resulting from an asteroid or comet crashing into Earth.[3] The term was coined by atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel in 1994, at MIT."


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