Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:20am
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mage on left: Subtropical Storm Alberto at landfall in Florida. Image on the right: Tropical Depression Alberto over Indiana. Courtesy: NASA MODIS

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a professor at the University of Georgia, conducted a study on the 'Brown Ocean Effect'. Essentially a phenomena where conditions over land (including soil moisture, evaporation rates and minimal temperature variations) mimic the ocean and the storm is none the wiser.

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