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Rainfall's oceanic underpinnings

Understanding the processes that govern the complex spatial structure of rainfall is crucial. Idealized numerical simulations reveal the strong influence that ocean heat transport exerts on this structure.

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Figure 1: Tropical rain band.

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Fasullo, J. Rainfall's oceanic underpinnings. Nature Geosci 6, 901–902 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1997

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