Meteorologists make their living predicting storm movements. In most areas, air streams follow certain patterns that help weather forecasters in their work.

Mathematicians have now added another element to weathercasting: Predicting the energy which large storms, especially hurricanes, will produce.

A team of researchers in Spain has discovered the mathematical relation between the number of storms produced in a given area and the energy those storms will produce. Interestingly, the research shows that tropical cyclones follow a precise mathematical formula.