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Midwest DEWS Research Webinar: Characteristics and Predictability of Midwest Drought

Feb 2
February 2, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Corn crops dried out due to drought

Please join us for this Midwest DEWS research webinar, which will present results from a NIDIS-funded research study that was recently published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology. The goal of this research study, led by Dr. Andrew Hoell at NOAA’s Physical Science Laboratory, is to build a predictive understanding of Midwest drought and to quantify the risks of drought in the region in the future.

This webinar will present results from the historical analysis of drought onset, persistence, and demise in the Midwest, as well as information on potential sources of predictability for drought in the region. Dr. Hoell will also present information on where this research study is going next by looking at future drought conditions using climate model projections. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation, as well as an opportunity to provide feedback on the plans for the future analysis.