Influence of ENSO and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Drought over the United States

  title={Influence of ENSO and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Drought over the United States},
  author={Kingtse C. Mo and Jae E. Schemm and Soo-Hyun Yoo},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
Abstract Composites based on observations and model outputs from the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) drought experiments were used to examine the impact of El Nino–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation (AMO) on drought over the United States. Because drought implies persistent dryness, the 6-month standardized precipitation index, standardized runoff index, and soil moisture anomalies are used to represent drought. The experiments were performed… 

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