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Scientists Probe Indian Ocean for Clues to Worldwide Weather Patterns
September 22, 2011
An international team of researchers will begin gathering in the Indian Ocean next month to study an atmospheric pattern that affects weather worldwide. The 6-month field campaign, supported in part by NCAR, will help improve long-range weather forecasts and computer models of climate change.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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