Mysterious Weather Pulses Help Predict Hurricanes

Every month or so, a wave of mysterious weather pops up over the Indian Ocean and begins marching eastward through the tropics.
Scientists are unsure what causes it, but a new study has shown that tracking these pulses -- known as the Madden Julian Oscillation -- could allow weather forecasters to predict hurricane and tropical storm formation up to three weeks ahead of time.

Full article by Michael Reilly on Discovery News



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