Anticipatory Assessment: Future US Droughts Under the Influence of Evolving Modes of Variability and Long-Term Change

Lead PI: Dr. Patrick M. Alexander , Dr. Richard Seager

Unit Affiliation: Marine and Polar Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

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

September 2020 - August 2022
North America
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: While we do not know exactly which climate conditions will drive the United States into a future drought, we do know that a future extreme drought will occur. This project will enable a real-time assessment of causes and mechanisms of extreme hydroclimate events over the United States. Results will improve drought intelligence, guide adaptation measures, and potentially show how droughts of the future will differ from those of the past.