Jul

22

 Scientists have defined a new category of storm upon reviewing 30 years of data, most often found in Australia, China and the US:

"Brown Ocean Can Fuel Inland Tropical Cyclones"

Before making landfall, tropical storms gather power from the warm waters of the ocean. Storms in the newly defined category derive their energy instead from the evaporation of abundant soil moisture – a phenomenon that Andersen and Shepherd call the "brown ocean." 


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