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Stormy weather

发布时间:2019-03-08 08:19:09来源:未知点击:

EL NI$Ntilde;O has taken more flak than it deserves, says a climate researcher in the US. The El Niño of 1997-1998 was widely blamed for extreme weather. But a statistical analysis by Ed Harrison of the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle shows much of the wild weather had other causes. For instance, heavy winter rains in California were blamed on El Niño, but Harrison found that previous El Niños often made California unusually dry (Geophysical Research Letters, vol 25, p 3959). “There seems to be more to the question of what gives us weather anomalies in the US than just El Niño,