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Global ocean currents explain why Northern Hemisphere is the soggier one

October 20, 2013

satellite picture showing band of intense rainfall A new study shows the Northern Hemisphere gets more tropical rain than the rest of the world because of ocean currents that originate in the icy waters near Greenland. Full Story

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