Altered Atmospheric Wind Patterns making Certain Regions More Vulnerable to Extreme Weather Conditions

June 24, 2014 9:21 AM

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Altered Atmospheric Wind Patterns making Certain Regions More Vulnerable to Extreme Weather Conditions

Researchers have claimed that changes in atmospheric wind patterns are attributable for making certain regions face the brunt of extreme weather conditions. Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Melbourne have found that these changes are responsible for posing maximum threats of extreme weather conditions to parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

"The impacts of large and slow moving atmospheric waves are different in different places. In some places amplified waves increase the chance of unusually hot conditions, and in others the risk of cold, wet or dry conditions", said James Screen, lead author of the study.

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