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NSF-funded researcher connects dots among ocean dynamics, drought and forests
March 11, 2019
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A recent study led by an NSF-funded researcher found that even in dramatically changing climates, mechanisms can be found to predict how those changes will play out. This study found predictable, traceable connections between changes in how the Atlantic Ocean flowed and operated with centuries-long droughts and changes in forest makeup. Connections like these provide a useful framework for anticipating how climate change will continue to shape the way future weather and ecosystems look. Full Story
University of Wyoming
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