The Rocky Mountains affect Norway’s climate

The Rocky Mountains play a major role in weather in Norway. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Both the Gulf Stream and the Norwegian Sea have a major impact on Norway's climate. However, it turns out that weather conditions are also influenced by geographical elements from much farther away. The Rocky Mountains, for instance, play a major role in weather in Norway.

Running simulations on advanced climate models, researchers can now study climate in completely new ways impossible just a few years ago. For example, one can see the simulated outcome of “removing” major mountain ranges known to influence climate.

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