Examining the potential contributions of extreme 'Western V' sea surface temperatures to the 2017 MAMJ East African drought

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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Abstract

Anthropogenic warming of Western V sea surface temperatures contributed to East African drought. Extremely warm (FAR=1) Western V SST doubled the probability of drought, contributing to widespread food insecurity.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Examining the potential contributions of extreme 'Western V' sea surface temperatures to the 2017 MAMJ East African drought
Series title Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0108.1
Volume 100
Issue 1
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher AMS
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 6 p.
First page S111
Last page S117