January 14, 2011
Two Phenomena Explain Weird Weather
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
The catastrophic weather events taking place across the globe – from Brazil’s and Australia’s flooding to the Eastern United States’ heavy snowfall – have two likely explanations.
Tony Barnston, lead forecaster at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, said two phenomena – La Niña and the North Atlantic Oscillation – are likely responsible for the patterns we’re seeing.
TAGGED: North Atlantic Oscillation, La Nina, Weather