What are flying rivers?

More than 200 million liters of water vapor flow through “flying rivers” over South America and are responsible for 25% of all rainfall in the region - learn how they work

Every second, 200 million liters of water crosses the skies of South America. This unique phenomenon begins in the equatorial strip of the Atlantic Ocean and ends in the Brazilian Midwest and Southeast. Transporting this amount of water requires the same energy as the production of 50.000 Itaipu dams, one of the biggest in the World. Had you ever imagined that water could make such long and winding trips before it reaches you? Watch the video and learn a bit more about this curious atmospheric phenomenon.

Content published in October 10, 2018

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