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Primary drivers of climate today and in the future - a primer for extension

Climate changes - both over years and centuries. Ryan Boyles will explain some of the primary drivers for year-to-year variations in climate for North America and those that affect changes over decades and centuries. Dr. Ryan Boyles is an applied climatologist and extension associate professor of atmospheric science at NC State University. He serves as the Director for the State Climate Office of North Carolina and as the University Director for the DOI SE Climate Science Center.

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