Climate Change and Drought: From Past to Future

  title={Climate Change and Drought: From Past to Future},
  author={Benjamin I. Cook and Justin S. Mankin and Kevin J. Anchukaitis},
  journal={Current Climate Change Reports},
Drought is a complex and multivariate phenomenon influenced by diverse physical and biological processes. Such complexity precludes simplistic explanations of cause and effect, making investigations of climate change and drought a challenging task. Here, we review important recent advances in our understanding of drought dynamics, drawing from studies of paleoclimate, the historical record, and model simulations of the past and future. Paleoclimate studies of drought variability over the last… Expand

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