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Drought / El Nino

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Drought / El Nino

Drought / El Nino

Drought / El Nino

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Donald A. Wilhite
* Director, National Drought Mitigation Center
* International Drought Information Center
* Associate Director and Professor, School of Natural Resource Sciences
* University of Nebraska
* Lincoln, Nebraska

Tony Barnston
* Head, Forecast Operations
* International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
* Lamont Dougherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
* Palisades, New York

Joseph Atkinson
* Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
* Director, Great Lakes Program University at Buffalo, State University of New York
* Buffalo, New York

East coast states from Maine to Georgia and western states from Montana down through Texas are facing drought conditions. Climate forecasters don't see much relief on the way. In this hour, we'll take a look at the causes of the drought, whether or not there's an El Nino connection, and the climate forecasts for the months ahead. Plus, we'll hear how the drought is affecting one part of the country — the Great Lakes.