Oct 30, 2014

EEE 2013: Causes of the Extreme Dry Conditions Over California During Early 2013

Hailan Wang and Siegfried Schubert
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main findings:

The 2013 SST anomalies produced a predilection for California drought, whereas the longterm warming trend appears to make no appreciable contribution because of the counteraction between its dynamical and thermodynamic effects.

Full report:

EEE 2013 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective