Contact: Marc Airhart
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: Rainfall in the South Pacific (red) varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. Rainfall values are first measured annually during the rainy season (November-April) and then averaged over each decade. The blue line indicates actual oxygen isotope values used to determine rainfall values.
Credit: Jud Partin/University of Texas at Austin
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