Origins of the 1988 north american drought.

  title={Origins of the 1988 north american drought.},
  author={Kevin E. Trenberth and G W Branstator and Phillip A. Arkin},
  volume={242 4886},
The 1988 summer drought in the United States was the most extensive in many years. Because the drought developed in different places at different times, not all regional effects can be traced to the same cause. Along the West Coast and in the northwestern United States drought conditions developed during 1987 in association with the 1986 to 1987 El Niño in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Record low rainfalls from April to June 1988 led to rapid development of drought in the North Central United… CONTINUE READING