COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Weather-Making High-Pressure Systems Predicted to Intensify
Description: High-pressure systems over oceans, which largely determine the tracks of tropical cyclones and hydrological extremes in much of the northern hemisphere, are likely to intensify this century, according to a new study. The study's findings suggest that as summertime near-surface high-pressure systems over the northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans strengthen, they could play an increasingly important role in shaping regional climate, particularly the occurrence of drought and extreme summer rainfall, in coming years. [Source: Duke University]
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Source: Duke University
Publish Date: 10/4/2012
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