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West-Wide Drought Assessment Using Paleoclimate and BCSD Climate Projections

Dates

Start Date
2012
End Date
2012

Contacts

Funding Agency :
Bureau of Reclamation
Principal Investigator :
Subhrendu Gangopadhyay
Co-Investigator :
NOAA CIRES

Purpose

1. How different are the drought characteristics (intensity, duration or spell lengths, frequency, or wet-dry transitions) estimated from paleoclimate and projected climate information? 2. Are paleohydrologic droughts prologues for future droughts, and why? 3. Using projected climate information, are there differences in drought characteristics using an index that uses both precipitation and temperature such as Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) versus only a precipitation-based index such as Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) at annual time scales?

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value1. How different are the drought characteristics (intensity, duration or spell lengths, frequency, or wet-dry transitions) estimated from paleoclimate and projected climate information? 2. Are paleohydrologic droughts prologues for future droughts, and why? 3. Using projected climate information, are there differences in drought characteristics using an index that uses both precipitation and temperature such as Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) versus only a precipitation-based index such as Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) at annual time scales?

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