Thetemperature-moyenne-annuelle-de-surface-de-l-ocean-global1_r National Science Foundation announced a current research initiative to study the West Pacific ocean’s “chimney.”  This article describes how heating in the  ocean interplays with atmosphere to cause havoc in weather and climate. Its known as the global chimney:

 

Next week, scientists will head to the region to better understand its influence on the atmosphere–including how that influence may change in coming decades if storms over the Pacific become more powerful with rising global temperatures.

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