Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto Rico

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  • Robert Tunison collects data inside the El Yunque tropical rainforest Robert Tunison collects data inside the El Yunque tropical rainforest
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The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather. Kim Cobb of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences commented on the new experiments at El Yunque. “It is well worth the effort,” she said. “The raw beauty of these environments is really only matched by their immense scientific potential.” The work, with commentary from Cobb, was also reported by The New Zealand Herald.

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College of Sciences, EAS

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College of Sciences, hurricane, climate change, kim cobb, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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  • Created On: Mar 4, 2019 - 9:01am
  • Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019 - 12:20pm