Dec 10, 2018

EEE 2017: Anthropogenic Contributions to the Intensity of the 2017 United States Northern Great Plains Drought

Andrew Hoell, Judith Perlwitz, Candida Dewes, Klaus Wolter, Imtiaz Rangwala, Xiao-Wei Quan, and Jon Eischeid
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main finding:

Anthropogenic forcing made the occurrence of observed 2017 northern Great Plains drought intensity up to 1.5 times more likely through aridification due to long-term increases in evapotranspiration over precipitation.

Larger report:

EEE 2017 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2017 from a Climate Perspective