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Popular Science|Winter 2020
MARIANO MORALES, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST AT THE ARGENTINIAN INSTITUTE OF SNOW SCIENCE, GLACIOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Sandra Gutierrez G.

Over the last half century, extreme droughts and heavy rain have become increasingly common in the countries that hug the Andes. The mountain chain, which stretches along the western coast of South America, blocks incoming moisture and wind from ocean currents. This drenches the land on the seaside and leaves the inland regions in long dry spells.

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