Investigating the spatial characteristics of regional extremes in the southeastern United States as related to large scale climate features

Authors: Henrick Gordon*, University of West Georgia, Leanna Rose*, University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA
Topics: Climatology and Meteorology
Keywords: extremes, climate, drought
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Understanding the spatiality of weather extremes is of concern for a range of applications including emergency management, public health, forestry and agriculture. Large-scale climate oscillations are known to enhance conditions related to regional-scale changes in the distribution of extremes. Numerous studies have examined these large-scale climate oscillations and their teleconnections acting in isolation. For this exploratory analysis, gridded weather and climate data such as drought indicators will be used to examine climate extremes. GIS will used to understand the spacial dynamics of extreme heat events under different oscillation phases. In addition to using data on climate oscillations, the subregional spatial features of extremes will be examined using model-derived data from 1950-2017.

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