Human-induced (HI) warming increased Four Corners’ air temperatures by between +1.3 and +2°C, increasing vapor pressure deficits and reducing NDVI by ~16-30%. Without HI warming, March SWE would have been higher by ~20%.
|Title||Quantifying human-induced temperature impacts on the 2018 United States Four Corners drought|
|Authors||Emily Williams, Chris Funk, Shraddhanand Shukla, Daniel McEvoy|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|