Hurricane Connection (IMAGE) University of Iowa Caption Climate researchers led by the University of Iowa have found a link between hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean - and threaten the United States - and a weather system in East Asia. The scientists report a subtropical jet stream in East Asia can influence whether Atlantic tropical cyclones form. Credit Gabriele Villarini, University of Iowa Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.