On the cause of the 1930s Dust Bowl.

  title={On the cause of the 1930s Dust Bowl.},
  author={Siegfried D. Schubert and M Jim{\'e}nez Su{\'a}rez and Philip J. Pegion and Randal D. Koster and Julio Bacmeister},
  volume={303 5665},
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… CONTINUE READING

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