News From the Field
To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer
June 13, 2018
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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Scientists have discovered an atmospheric teleconnection that allows them to accurately predict winter precipitation in the Southwestern United States by measuring summer sea surface temperatures near New Zealand. Full Story
University of California, Irvine
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