Dust and sea surface temperature forcing of the 1930 s ‘ ‘ Dust Bowl ’ ’ drought

@inproceedings{Cook2008DustAS,
  title={Dust and sea surface temperature forcing of the 1930 s ‘ ‘ Dust Bowl ’ ’ drought},
  author={Benjamin I. Cook and Ron L. Miller and Richard Seager},
  year={2008}
}
[1] Droughts over the central United States (US) are modulated by sea surface temperature (SST) variations in the eastern tropical Pacific. Many models, however, are unable to reproduce the severity and spatial pattern of the ‘‘Dust Bowl’’ drought of the 1930s with SST forcing alone. We force an atmosphere general circulation model with 1930s SSTs and model-generated dust emission from the Great Plains region. The SSTs alone force a drought over the US similar to observations, but with a weaker… CONTINUE READING
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