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Rising Temperature Difference Between Hemispheres Could Dramatically Shift Tropical Rain Patterns
April 2, 2013
University of California, Berkeley, and University of Washington researchers have found that changes in the interhemispheric temperature difference during the 20th century were linked to catastrophic changes in tropical rainfall. They predict that in the future, the rising difference could have major effects on tropical rainfall patterns, generally shifting seasonal rains such as monsoons northward.
University of California, Berkeley
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