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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4155–4163, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4155-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4155–4163, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4155-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Aug 2018

Research article | 07 Aug 2018

Convective suppression before and during the United States Northern Great Plains flash drought of 2017

Tobias Gerken et al.

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An unprecedented flash drought took place across parts of the US Northern Great Plains and Canadian Prairie Provinces during the summer of 2017 that in some areas was the worst in recorded history. We show that this drought was preceded by a breakdown of land–atmosphere coupling, reducing the likelihood of convective precipitation. It may be useful to monitor land–atmosphere coupling to track and potentially forecast drought development.
An unprecedented flash drought took place across parts of the US Northern Great Plains and...
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