Flash Drought in the Central United States

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CT)
Parkinson Hall Room 202
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Lecture
Contact
Laura Germann
618-453-6029
Department
Geography & Environmental Resource

The Department of Geography & Environmental Resources Seminar Series kicks off for Spring 2018 with Dr. Trent Ford.

Summary: Rapid onset droughts, termed "flash droughts", present a series of unique challenges for drought monitoring, forecasting, and mitigation efforts. Due to the rapid onset and lack of early warning systems, stakeholders in the Central U.S. can be caught off-guard by flash droughts and suffer disproportionate impacts. Despite these issues, little is known about the physical drivers of flash droughts, including the factors that contribute to the unusual speed with which the events intensify. 

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