Contact: Gisela Speidel
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Caption: Wind waves depend on wind speed and have long been logged by ship crews. A new ocean wind data corrected with wind-wave heights suggests a slow down of the southeast trade winds in the equatorial Atlantic.
Credit: Image courtesy of Ship DAVID STARR JORDAN, NOAA Photo Library.
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