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Deep Convection in the Tropics
and a Mechanism for Regulating
Sea-Surface Temperature

A team of meteorology researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt, Maryland under the leadership of Y.C. Sud found these salient facts,

The authors sought to tie together these two observations and explain them. They conclude that the deep convection induces downdrafts of cool, dry air that cools the ocean water and prevents the temperature from rising above 30°C.

(To be continued.)


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