Articles | Volume 26, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1425–1437, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1425-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1425–1437, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1425-2022

Research article 15 Mar 2022

Research article | 15 Mar 2022

The Mesoamerican mid-summer drought: the impact of its definition on occurrences and recent changes

Edwin P. Maurer et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-543', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Author's Final Response', Edwin Maurer, 31 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-543', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Author's Final Response', Edwin Maurer, 31 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (04 Feb 2022) by Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis
AR by Edwin Maurer on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Feb 2022) by Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis
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Short summary
The mid-summer drought (MSD) is common in Mesoamerica. It is a short (weeks-long) period of reduced rainfall near the middle of the rainy season. When it occurs, how long it lasts, and how dry it is all have important implications for smallholder farmers. Studies of changes in MSD characteristics rely on defining characteristics of an MSD. Different definitions affect whether an area would be considered to experience an MSD as well as the changes that have happened in the last 40 years.