Changes to Tropical Disturbances (IMAGE) Tokyo Metropolitan University Caption Future changes in tropical disturbance activity (e.g. typhoons/cyclones) (perturbation kinetic energy [m2s-2]) (green: more activity, brown: less, gridded areas: statistically significant changes). Black dotted line shows the center of the monsoon trough. Increased tropical disturbance activity correlates well with increased precipitation along the monsoon trough. Credit Tokyo Metropolitan University 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.