DRICOMP Proposals Awarded

Drought in Coupled Models Project (DRICOMP), focuses on evaluation of a variety of existing model products to address issues such as the roles of the oceans and the seasonal cycle in drought, the impacts of drought on water availability, and distinctions between drought and drying.

DRICOMP Proposals Awarded May 2007


Proposal Title
Michaela Biasutti and Adam Sobel
Mechanisms of 21st Century changes in Sahel Precipitation in the CMIP3 Climate Models
Columbia University - LDEO
Annalisa Bracco
ENSO and droughts over North America. The interdecadal variability of the SST forced signal.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Burgman and Amy Clement
Past and Future North American Drought
RSMAS - University of Miami
Antonietta Capotondi
Decade-Long Droughts in the Western U.S. and their Connection to Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability
Tsing-Chang Chen and Joseph Tribbia
Droughts in the Central Plains of the United States
Iowa State University
K. Cook and Edward Vizy
Hydrodynamics of the Caribbean Low-Level Jet and its Relationship to Drought
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
Eric DeWeaver and David Lorenz
The Role of Land-Atmosphere Coupling in Perpetuating Drought
University of Wisconsin
Ian Ferguson, John Dracup and Phil Duffy
Stochastic Characteristics of Drought and Surface-Atmosphere Drought Forcing in Coupled GCMs
University of California, Berkeley (LLNL)
Lisa Goddard
Diagnosing El Nino induced tropical droughts in seasonal forecasts and climate change projections
International Research Institute
Kristopher Karnauskas and Antonio Busalacchi
Understanding Tropical-Subtropical Forcing and Predictability of Long-term North American Drought in Coupled Models
ESSIC, University of Maryland
Bradfield Lyon
Investigating the joint occurrence of summer drought and heat waves in climate change projections
International Research Institute
M. McPhaden and Dongxiao Zhang
Ocean's Role on Tropical SST and Mid-Latitude Droughts in Climate Models
Xiao-Wei Quan, Martin Hoerling and Jon Eischeid Quantifying Drought in CMIP Simulations
A. Ruiz-Barradas and S. Nigam
SST – North American Drought Links in 20th Century Simulations and 21st Century Climate Projections
University of Maryland
Sang-Ik Shin
Changes in the impacts of tropical SSTs on the global and regional hydroclimate
Ning Zeng
Seasonal Cycle of Drought in Coupled Climate Models and its Implication for the Hydro-ecosystem
University of Maryland