In our new study (led by PhD student Imme Benedict [https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Imme_Benedict]), we have assessed the water budget of the Mississippi River Basin under present and future climate conditions. Our main aim was to find out where the precipitation originates from, and in particular whether
In a new publication led by Dominik Schumacher [https://www.ugent.be/bw/environment/en/research/lhwm/staff/dominik_schumacher.htm] of Ghent University (DRY-2-DRY [http://www.dry2dry.org] project funded by ERC), we have quantified the impact of upstream drought on mega-heatwaves. With the help of satellite observations and
The new ECMWF ERA5 [https://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/datasets/reanalysis-datasets/era5] data shows the global moisture transport at an unprecedented detail level. For my atmospheric dynamics class, I have downloaded a year of data at the 850 hPa level (just above the boundary layer) and composed a movie.