Study: Pacific Ocean Winds Causing Ongoing Drought in Western U.S.

April 15, 2015 2:04 PM

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(Photo : NASA) This image shows heat radiating from the Pacific Ocean as imaged by the NASA’s Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument on the Terra satellite. (Blue regions indicate thick cloud cover.)

Droughts plaguing the western coast of U.S. along with a drying out that began during the turn of the century are apparently caused by winds from the Pacific Ocean.

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