COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Cause of California drought linked to climate change
Description: The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change, researchers report. Climate scientists used a novel combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques to show that a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure over the Pacific Ocean--one that diverted storms away from California--was much more likely to form in the presence of modern greenhouse gas concentrations. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 9/29/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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