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Rivers in the sky

Atmospheric bands of water vapor can cause flooding and extreme weather

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11:08am, February 11, 2011

Scientific conferences usually don’t physically experience their subjects. But during a session on “atmospheric rivers” last December at a geophysics meeting in San Francisco, one of those very rivers was barreling down on meeting attendees.

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