The American midsummer Drought: Casual Mechanisms and Seasonal-to-Interannual Predictability

Lead PI: Dr. Richard Seager , Dr. Alessandra Giannini

Unit Affiliation: Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2010 - July 2013
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will focus on analysis of observations to diagnose the dominant mechanisms of the midsummer drought. Then the team will use general circulation models to test hypotheses regarding the dominant mechanism of the midsummer drought.

OUTCOMES: Three presentations given, contributed towards two task force papers and one webinar series, one journal published, and one submitted.