Randerson quoted in El Nino article

In a February 6th article in Wired, AirUCI faculty Jim Randerson is quoted on the effects of El Nino on the Amazon rain forest.  In general, there is less precipitation in the Amazon basin in El Nino years due to its influence on atmospheric circulation.  "The rain falls more on the ocean,” says Jim. “It just doesn’t rain as much on global land. The continents lose water, especially South America.” Although every El Nino is different, typically more drought in the Amazon is expected.  Read the article

Monday, February 6, 2023