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Tropical Storms Endure Over Wet Land, Fizzle Over Dry

August 26, 2009

earth and environment graphic If it has already rained, it's going to continue to pour, according to a Purdue University study of how ocean-origin storms behave when they come ashore. More than 30 years of monsoon data from India showed that ground moisture where the storms made landfall was a major indicator of what the storms would do from there. If the ground was wet, the storm was likely to sustain, while dry conditions should calm the storm. Full Story

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