Extreme Rainfalls And Dry Spells Define the Northeast Climate In The Age Of Global Warming - 27 East

Extreme Rainfalls And Dry Spells Define the Northeast Climate In The Age Of Global Warming

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Algae blooms in places like Montauk's Fort Pond are frequently set off after heavy rains wash large amounts of nutrients into water. If they come following long dry periods, the effects can be ampliefied even further.

Algae blooms in places like Montauk's Fort Pond are frequently set off after heavy rains wash large amounts of nutrients into water. If they come following long dry periods, the effects can be ampliefied even further.

Heavy downpours send huge amounts of water tainted with chemicals and nutrients from road, lawns and farm fields into ponds like Mill Pond in Water Mill, often sparking algae blooms.

Heavy downpours send huge amounts of water tainted with chemicals and nutrients from road, lawns and farm fields into ponds like Mill Pond in Water Mill, often sparking algae blooms. Dana Shaw

Lake Agawam in Southampton Village has suffered from chronic algae blooms, which are exacerbated by the heavy downpours that have defined the rainfall pattens in the Northeast in recent decades.

Lake Agawam in Southampton Village has suffered from chronic algae blooms, which are exacerbated by the heavy downpours that have defined the rainfall pattens in the Northeast in recent decades.

Rain storms that dump more than 2 inches of water in a 36 hour period have been on the increase nationwide in recent decades, but the Northeast has seen the largest spike by far.

Rain storms that dump more than 2 inches of water in a 36 hour period have been on the increase nationwide in recent decades, but the Northeast has seen the largest spike by far. National Climate Assessment

authorMichael Wright on Sep 2, 2020
Marine scientists have sounded new alarms over the effects of a warming climate on marine life on the South Fork in the months since a massive die-off of bay scallops... more

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