Santa Ana Winds and Climate Change

Last February, Kit Stolz blogged about evidence that California’s fire-bringing Santa Ana winds (SAO is the acronymic jargon) were shifting later in the year. There’s a new paper in GRL suggesting a link between climate change and the shift:

This initial analysis shows consistent shifts in SAO events from earlier (September–October) to later (November–December) in the season, suggesting that SAOs may significantly increase the extent of California coastal areas burned by wildfires, loss of life, and property.

(My previous blogging on the subject.)

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  1. Just a quick note to say hi, wellcome to the climate change blogosphere…there seem to be a huge number more blogs touching on the topic than a year ago.

    Anyay, check out my site on climate change.


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