GMAO Science Snapshot: A Dynamical View of the Record Heatwave of June 2021 in Western North America

During the last week of June 2021, an unprecedented heat wave engulfed the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada. The Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) analyses and forecasts, which run at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), captured the dynamical nature of this major heat event.

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