COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Indian Ocean shift seen stoking Indonesia droughts
Description: Indonesia and perhaps Australia risk more droughts because of shifts in Indian Ocean temperatures and stronger monsoons widely linked to global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. They said studies of 6,500-year-old fossil corals had helped to reveal unexpected links between monsoons, droughts and periodic cooling of the eastern Indian Ocean known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). [Source: Environmental News Network]
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Source: Environmental News Network
Publish Date: 1/18/2007
Reading Level: Basic
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