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An Atlas of Hydroclimate Extremes - Carolinas Precipitation Patterns & Probabilities

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

The Carolinas Precipitation Patterns & Probabilities Atlas (Atlas) provides Carolinas-focused information about extremes (drought, heavy rainfall) and normal precipitation patterns. The Atlas includes over 1,000 downloadable maps and figures characterizing various measures of precipitation and drought. It offers information not readily available from other sources, such as frequency and duration of both dry and wet events, and photographs, videos, graphics, and narratives of the impacts of notable drought and heavy precipitation events in the Carolinas. This product improves understanding and information about drought impacts and risks within the broader hydroclimate context (both norms and extremes), which is valuable for areas such as the Carolinas that frequently experience simultaneous droughts and floods.

For more information, please contact Meredith Muth (

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
2014- 2017
Principal Investigator(s)
Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), a RISA program
Project Funding
NIDIS and RISA Coping with Drought
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)

Key Regions

Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)