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La Niña expected to intensify global rain and drought after second consecutive year

  • Explain the processes involved during a La Niña

  • Outline the effects of a La Niña on Australia, the US and South America

  • With reference to the temperature and precipitation anomaly maps of the US from previous second year La Niña events, analyse patterns of precipitation in relation to the long term average

  • With reference to the same maps, to what extent is there a relationship between precipitation and temperature across the US during second year La Niña events?

  • Examine whether the drought in Afghanistan and floods in New South Wales, Australia are the result of La Niña

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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