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Ocean heat as 'fuel' for hurricanes
Description: Researchers link increased ocean and Gulf Coast heat as the 'fuel' for the 2017 Hurricane Harvey that ravaged parts of Texas. They analyzed where the water vapor came from, and it came out of the ocean, and the ocean heat content was at record high levels. Water vapor is the fuel for all kinds of weather systems, whether it's an individual thunder storm or a hurricane or tropical cyclone. [Source: Yale Climate Connections]
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Source: Yale Climate Connections
Publish Date: 5/31/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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