The Turn of the Century North American Drought : Global Context , Dynamics , and Past Analogs

@inproceedings{Observatory2006TheTO,
  title={The Turn of the Century North American Drought : Global Context , Dynamics , and Past Analogs},
  author={Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory},
  year={2006}
}
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Published 2006
The causes and global context of the North American drought between 1998 and 2004 are examined using atmospheric reanalyses and ensembles of atmosphere model simulations variously forced by global SSTs or tropical Pacific SSTs alone. The drought divides into two distinct time intervals. Between 1998 and 2002 it coincided with a persistent La Niña–like state in the tropical Pacific, a cool tropical troposphere, polewardshifted jet streams, and, in the zonal mean, eddy-driven descent in… CONTINUE READING
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