Collaborative Research: Past and Future Drought Variability in the Mediterranean Basin

Lead PI: Benjamin L Cook , Kevin Anchukaitis , Neil Pederson

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

January 2013 - May 2014
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will conduct a statistical intercomparison of reconstructed spatiotemporal drought variability over the Mediterranean basin using climate model simulations of the last millennium from the PMIP3 archive as well as making simulations based on reconstructed sea surface temperatures. These will allow inferences about large-scale controls on regional patterns of drought pluvials to me made.

OUTCOMES: Touchan, R., Meko, D., Anchukaitis, K.J.. "Dendroclimatology in the Eastern Mediterranean," Tree Ring Research, v.70, 2014, p. S61. doi:10.2458/azu_rc.56.18321