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Someone in Texas didn’t water their backyard & caused a drought in New England?

April 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Land surface moisture plays a crucial role in precipitation patterns across the globe. Evapotranspiration (the combination of ground evaporation, canopy evaporation, and transpiration) from the land surface can influence precipitation through local recycling and the propagation of moisture to downwind regions. This talk will provide an overview of how the North American land surface modulates precipitation. The connection between land surface moisture and drought episodes are also examined for different regions of North America.

Tyler Harrington is a graduate student in the Climate System Dynamics Group at UMass-Lowell. His research interests include climate dynamics, land-atmosphere interactions, and regional climate change. He is particularly interested in understanding how the land surface helps modulate extreme weather events such as droughts.

Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) and Department of Environmental Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) of UMass Lowell.

This event is free and open to the public. Please see the event link below to register.