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La Niña-like ocean cooling patterns intensify tropical cyclones
Description: The intensity and frequency of strong tropical cyclones, as well as cyclone landfalls, have increased in recent decades in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, raising speculation about the root cause of the surge in destructive Category 4 and 5 storms. In a new study atmospheric researchers show a strong connection between sea surface temperature patterns associated with the Global Warming Hiatus phenomenon and changes in cyclone activity over the northwest Pacific Ocean, particularly increasing intensities in coastal regions of East Asia. [Source: University of Hawaii at Manoa]
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Source: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Publish Date: 4/30/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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