La Ni˜na Summit


  • Randy Showstack


Billed as the world's first summit meeting on La Niña, a July 15–17 conference in Boulder, Colo, will examine what is known about this weather anomaly, and its societal and environmental impacts.

La Niña, a cooling of the normal sea-surface temperatures across the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, often follows on the heels of El Niño. Previous La Niña incidences have been connected to the 1988 drought in the United States' Midwest and to an increased hurricane threat in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.