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Planetary Waves, First Found on Earth, Are Discovered on Earth
Description: The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the Sun, according to a new study. Just as the large-scale waves that form on Earth, known as Rossby waves, influence local weather patterns, the waves discovered on the Sun may be intimately tied to solar activity, including the formation of sunspots, active regions, and the eruption of solar flares. [Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)]
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Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Publish Date: 3/27/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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