El Niño and La Niña events show a wide range of durations over the historical record, but whether event duration can be predicted has remained largely unknown. Since longer-lived, multi-year El Niño and La Niña events could extend their climate and socioeconomic impacts, it’s important to have accurate predictions of their durations with the longest lead times possible.
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The agricultural sector is an important contributor to the nation’s economy, from providing jobs to promoting food and energy security. In 2015, farms contributed $136.7 billion to the U.S. economy, with an additional $855 billion from other agriculture- and food-related sectors. Drought can have significant negative impacts on the agricultural industry, so accurate monitoring and forecasting are
The development of drought is a complex process that involves multiple, interwoven relationships between precipitation, land surface temperatures, soil moisture, humidity, and atmospheric patterns. Often, drought is typified by the combination of a lack of precipitation and hot temperatures. However, the exact relationship between the two is not yet fully understood, nor is the role that