COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The Year in Weather: It Was a Disaster
Description: "The climate has changed," states Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Since the 1970s, the water vapor over the oceans has increased by 4 percent. That water vapor acts as fuel to weather systems, contributing this year to the severity of the Mississippi flood, and to the thunderstorms which produced this spring's tornadoes. [Source: The Atlantic]
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Source: The Atlantic
Publish Date: 12/22/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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