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Midwest DEWS Research Webinar: Rapid Transitions in Precipitation Extremes

Sep 22
September 22, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A stream runs through a field in Wisconsin

This Midwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Research Webinar highlighted results from a NIDIS-funded research study that analyzed the rapid transitions in precipitation extremes in the Midwest.

The Midwest region regularly experiences precipitation extremes, both flood and drought. However, these extremes and their corresponding impacts are typically studied and communicated independently, without consideration of the compound impacts due to a rapid transition from one extreme to the other.

The goal of this research study, led by Dr. Trent Ford at the University of Illinois and Dr. Liang Chen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was to improve our understanding of rapid transitions between precipitation extremes in the Midwest, their causes, and the future risk they pose to the region. This webinar will include a presentation of the results, with a Q&A session following the presentation.


  • Dr. Trent Ford, University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute
  • Dr. Liang Chen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln