Joint Session 3 Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part II

Monday, 11 January 2016: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Joshua Roundy, University of Kansas, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Lawrence, KS and Eric F. Wood, Princeton University, CEE, Princeton, NJ

Drought is a multi-faceted phenomenon that challenges our current prediction capabilities. Taking drought prediction and hydrological applications to the next level requires advances in understanding, monitoring, communications and water resources management. Specific topics addressed by presenters could include but are not limited to: Current drought prediction science and skill at various lead times; innovative management uses of that science; and case studies illustrating advances in understanding, monitoring and prediction of drought and drought impacts. Further, papers addressing gaps and deficiencies in our current methods for predicting droughts and estimating its effects on vegetation, water resources, and human populations are also invited. Please contact the program Co-Chairs, Joshua Roundy ( for additional information.

1:45 PM
Assessing the evolution of soil moisture and vegetation conditions during the 2012 United States flash drought
Jason A. Otkin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and M. C. Anderson and C. Hain
2:00 PM
An investigation of soil moisture extremes over the 2012 drought
Ronald D. Leeper, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-North Carolina (CICS-NC), North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC; and J. E. Bell and M. Palecki
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