publication . Other literature type . 2016

Global Meteorological Drought: A Synthesis of Current Understanding with a Focus on SST Drivers of Precipitation Deficits

Schubert, Siegfried D.; Stewart, Ronald E.; Wang, Hailan; Barlow, Mathew; Berbery, Ernesto H.; Cai, Wenju; Hoerling, Martin P.; Kanikicharla, Krishna K.; Koster, Randal D.; Lyon, Bradfield; ...
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Columbia University
Drought affects virtually every region of the world, and potential shifts in its character in a changing climate are a major concern. This article presents a synthesis of current understanding of meteorological drought, with a focus on the large-scale controls on precipitation afforded by sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies, land surface feedbacks, and radiative forcings. The synthesis is primarily based on regionally focused articles submitted to the Global Drought Information System (GDIS) collection together with new results from a suite of atmospheric general circulation model experiments intended to integrate those studies into a coherent view of drough...
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free text keywords: Droughts, Precipitation (Meteorology), Seas, Meteorology
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