New Experiment Launched: weather@home 2015: Western US Drought

We’ve just launched a new experiment looking at the causes of the ongoing drought in California, Oregon and Washington.

Has climate change made the drought more likely? Or is it the “blob”, the giant patch of unusually warm water off the West Coast in the northeast Pacific Ocean?

We’ve just put out over 20,000 models to study this phenomenon – you can read more about the drought in the Western US and how our experiment will help answer these questions on the weather@home pages on our website:

We’ll be posting results up on our website as soon as we get the first models back, probably in about a week from now, so watch this space!

We’re doing this experiment with scientists based at Oregon State University – read their media advisory about the project.

The drought in the Western US over the period covered by this experiment,
from US Drought Monitor.

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