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Most North Atlantic Storms Happen around Iceland

Most storms detected in the North Atlantic in the last five years were created around Iceland, according to a recently published study conducted by Icelandic meteorologist Haraldur Ólafsson and his Norwegian students.

The students examined data from satellites which measure wind speed just above the ocean surface, Morgunbladid reports.

The satellites indicated that when the wind speed surpasses 40 meters per second, it is most likely to take place between Iceland and Greenland and off Iceland’s southern and eastern coast.

Such storms are most likely to occur during winter, between October and March.

This winter storms in the North Atlantic will be investigated further with aircraft in North Norway flying into the storms.

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