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ENSO Teleconnections and Megadrought Risk

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:47 -- LukeAParsons

Image: US Drought Monitor, October 20, 2015

The El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) influences hydroclimate worldwide, and changes to ENSO and its teleconnections under global warming are expected to influence the risk of drought on interannual and decadal timescales. The CESM Last Millennium Ensemble (LME) is used to provide a long-term context for the impact of El Nino and La Nina events on drought, and the Large Ensemble (LE) then used to assess how the risks are expected to change due to future warming.


S. Stevenson, B. Otto-Bliesner, J. Fasullo
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