Thursday, June 12, 2014

Graphics: The Drought in California

20140128_west_drought
Source: Think Progress




Source: PolicyMic




The above figure shows the Differences in DJF [winter] averaged atmospheric quantities due to an imposed reduction in Arctic sea ice cover. The 500-millibar geopotential height (meters) increases by up to 70 m off the west coast of North America. Increased geopotential height deflects storms away from the dry locus and north into the wet locus

2013 anomaly

Source: Think Progress

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