Partnered with the National Center for Atmospheric Research

Paleoclimate and Modeling Perspectives on Decadal-Multidecadal Drought in Amazonia

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 16:36 -- LukeAParsons

We are currently analyzing lake sediment records from western Amazonia. Mud from sediment cores collected in Peru and Ecuador suggests that repeated multi-year drought has occurred regularly in Amazonia and thus could be a threat in the future. We are also using the Last Millennium Ensemble runs from NCAR’s CESM to study the potential impacts of volcanic eruptions on drought in Amazonia.

Jonathan Overpeck, Luke Parsons, Nicollette Buckle, John Fasullo, Samantha Stevenson
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