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These monsoon winds bring heavy rain over land. As the humid air rises, the moisture condenses into clouds that generate rain, releasing heat. As the rainfall dumps moisture, the extra heat punches clouds higher and further accelerates winds.

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From Oceanus Magazine

Through the Looking-Glass of the Sea Surface

Scientists are using new technology to make previously impossible measurements at the turbulent ocean surface—a crucial junction for energy exchange between the air above and the sea below.