Earth  ID: 12169

Tracking California Rains During El Niño

This winter, areas across the globe experienced a shift in rain patterns due to the natural weather phenomenon known as El Niño. New NASA visualizations of rainfall data show the various changes to California.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, El Niño was expected to produce wetter-than-average conditions from December 2015 to February 2016. Scientists refer to historical weather patterns and to look at trends of where precipitation normally occurs during El Niño events. Also, several factors—not just El Niño—can contribute to unusual weather pattern.


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-maps-el-ninos-shift-on-us-precipitation


Credits

Sophia Roberts (USRA): Lead Producer
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Kasha Patel (Wyle Information Systems): Writer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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