Assessing the contributions of East African and West Pacific warming to the 2014 boreal spring East African drought

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Abstract

Anthropogenic warming contributed to the 2014 East African drought by increasing East African and west Pacific temperatures, and increasing the gradient between standardized western and central Pacific SST causing reduced rainfall, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Assessing the contributions of East African and West Pacific warming to the 2014 boreal spring East African drought
Series title Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume 96
Issue 12
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Publisher location Boston, MA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Title Special Report: Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective
First page S77
Last page S82
Country Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N