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Forests are key to wind and rain patterns

Scientists have formed a new theory that suggests land cover, particularly the presence or absence of forests, determines global wind and weather patterns.

It has been traditionally believed that temperature difference is the major driver in atmospheric dynamics, but the new study concluded that condensation and evaporation play a larger role.

The research suggests a greater need for forest conservation as forests have a larger influence on wind patterns and rainfall than previously thought.

Read more at Southern Cross University