Complexity and Hurricanes (and other non-real, basically hypothetical what-ifs)

Without the lubricating effect of water droplets thrown up by waves, hurricanes would have trouble building up winds of more than 25 mph.

Another fun “fact”: without turbulence, the Mississippi River would be flowing at supersonic speed at its mouth.

(via EurekAlert: “Ocean spray lubricates hurricane winds.” [July 25, 2005])