Analysis of Drought Determinants for the Colorado River Basin

Short Description

Drought patterns, urban growth, and projected climate change indicators for precipitation and temperature all make the Colorado River Basin an interesting region for investigation. This case study uses teleconnections to define relationships among drought indicators and better forecast climate expectations for the Colorado River Basin. The study notes that variances in seasons and precipitation in portions of the Basin have been out of synch for much of the 20th century. The case study examines the region using Palmer Hydrological Drought Index, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, El Nino0Southern Oscillation, and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation for drought forecasting.

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Suggested Citation

Balling Jr., Robert C., and Gregory B Goodrich. "Analysis of drought determinants for the Colorado River Basin." Climatic Change 82.1-2 (2007)179-194