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Using magnetic field data to infer aspects of ocean circulation

Editor’s Highlight—   Conductive ocean water, when it moves through Earth’s ambient magnetic field, generates secondary electric field and magnetic fields. The poloidal part of the induced magnetic field can be observed outside the ocean at remote observatories and at satellites. It then follows that.... more

How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms Into Hurricanes

Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Researchers present a novel method for analyzing how wind shear affects tropical cyclone strength and structure.  Wind is a fickle force, frequently changing speed and direction. When this variation occurs over a short distance, it is called wind shear. Such sudden.... more

The Soil Moisture Velocity Equation

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper presents a new form of the 1-D Richards’ equation called the Soil Moisture Velocity Equation, which depends on the velocity variable and consists of separated advection-like term and diffusion-like term. This is potentially a significant step forward in vadose zone modeling.... more

A Simple Model of Intraseasonal Oscillations

Editor's Highlights—    This paper seeks to get at the essence of what make slow (40-50) day weather in the tropics by simplifying the governing equations in a way that makes them solvable with pencil and paper. Specifically, the authors present a new model of linear equatorially trapped disturbances.... more