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    Mechanism Modeling for Better Forecasts, Climate Predictions

    Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists. As hurricanes grow in power as the climate changes, accurately modeling the interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean grows increasingly important to prepare people to batten down or to evacuate. The many mechanisms of the atmosphere-ocean system — known as air-sea flux — make modeling extremely complicated, however.