On the Cause of the 1930s Dust Bowl

  title={On the Cause of the 1930s Dust Bowl},
  author={Siegfried Schubert and Max J. Su{\'a}rez and Philip J. Pegion and Randal D. Koster and Julio T. Bacmeister},
  pages={1855 - 1859}
During the 1930s, the United States experienced one of the most devastating droughts of the past century. The drought affected almost two-thirds of the country and parts of Mexico and Canada and was infamous for the numerous dust storms that occurred in the southern Great Plains. In this study, we present model results that indicate that the drought was caused by anomalous tropical sea surface temperatures during that decade and that interactions between the atmosphere and the land surface… Expand

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