Partnered with the National Center for Atmospheric Research

Decadal-multidecadal drought in monsoon Asia: a comparison of paleoclimate, model, and instrumental data.

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:52 -- Garrison

We are using paleoclimate data in conjunction with observations and climate model output to get a better understanding of how frequent long droughts are in the Indian monsoon region and what causes them.  A large component of this involves using proxy system models to construct pseudoproxies from climate data in order to facilitate apples-to-apples comparisons between paleoclimate data and model output.  As part of this project we have collected lake sediments from Nepal and are analyzing them in the lab to reconstruct the most severe droughts over the last 3000 years. 

Garrison Loope, Jonathan Overpeck
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