AOES/COLA Professor Studies California Droughts

Paul Dirmeyer, an AOES professor and researcher at GMU’s Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) participated in work recently highlighted by the University of Texas. He collaborated with lead author Jiangfeng Wei of U. Texas at Austin. By studying past observations as well as simulations of California climate, they found that variations in ocean evaporation are too weak to have a large direct influence on the amount of precipitation during droughts in California.

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