Trends in 20th century drought over the continental United States

  title={Trends in 20th century drought over the continental United States},
  author={Konstantinos M. Andreadis and Dennis P. Lettenmaier},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
We used a simulated data set of hydro‐climatological variables to examine for 20th century trends in soil moisture, runoff, and drought characteristics over the conterminous United States (U.S.). An increasing trend is apparent in both model soil moisture and runoff over much of the U.S., with a few decreasing trends in parts of the Southwest. The trend patterns were qualitatively similar to those found in streamflow records observed at a station network minimally affected by anthropogenic… 

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