Wind-induced surface heat exchange

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The wind-induced surface heat exchange (WISHE) is a positive feedback mechanism between the ocean and atmosphere in which a stronger ocean-to-atmosphere heat flux results in a stronger atmospheric circulation, which results in a strong heat flux.[1] It has been hypothesized that this is the mechanism by which low pressure areas in the tropics develop into tropical cyclones.


  1. ^ "Wind-induced surface heat exchange". AMS Glossary. Retrieved 7 March 2010.