Link between air pollution and cyclone intensity in Arabian Sea: Disruption of wind shear enables stronger storms

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Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a new study. Traditionally, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming major storms. The paper suggests that weakening winds have enabled the formation of stronger cyclones in recent years -- including storms in 2007 and 2010 that were the first recorded storms to enter the Gulf of Oman....
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