Waves to be included in climate science?

A new field study has revealed that the effect of wave activity on oceans should be incorporated in long-term climate and weather prediction models.

Large waves can play a role in the mixing of the upper ocean with the cooler deeper parts. The atmosphere exchanges heat and carbon dioxide with the upper surfaces of the ocean, contributing to weather and climate.

The period under observation included six tropical cyclones, and it was found that during summer periods with high numbers of cyclones, the depth of the mixed layer of the ocean was greatly affected.

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