In warming oceans, stronger currents releasing heat in bigger storms

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    Global warming is intensifying some of the world's most important ocean currents, new research shows, raising the risk of damaging storms along heavily populated coastlines of China and Japan. The findings are sobering as China and Taiwan rebound from the devastating effects of super typhoon Nepartak last week.
    The western boundary currents, which run along the eastern coasts of South Africa, Asia, Australasia, and South America, carry massive amounts of heat from the tropics northward. The recent research by a group of scientists with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany found they are strengthening, warming and moving poleward.
    This heat must be released to the atmosphere. The most common way to release the heat is storms.

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/...fying-bringing-stronger-storms-research-shows

    Study: https://www.researchgate.net/public...estern_boundary_currents_in_a_warming_climate
     

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