Correlation of Timescale for Weakening and Sea Surface Temperature (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption The scientists found a strong correlation between the time it took for a hurricane to weaken after landfall and sea surface temperature, when both were plotted by year Credit OIST Usage Restrictions Free for anyone to re-use, but must be credited to OIST. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Share Print E-Mail 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.