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The Climate Hazards Center regularly generates research in the forms of publications, reports, and blog posts. Such research covers a broad scope of climate-related topics that highlight the specialized expertise of CHC team members. 

 

 

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Publications

Lisa V Alexander, Hayley J Fowler, Margot Bador, Ali Behrangi, Markus Donat, Robert Dunn, Chris Funk, James Goldie, Elizabeth Lewis, Marine Rogé. On the use of indices to study extreme precipitation on sub-daily and daily timescales. IoP Science. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab51b6. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab51b6. 2019. 
 
Chris Funk, Laura Harrison, Lisa Alexander, Pete Peterson, Ali Behrangi, Greg Husak. Exploring trends in wet-season precipitation and drought indices in wet, humid and dry regions. IoP Science. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab4a6c/pdf DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab4a6c. 2019. 
 
Shraddhanand Shukla, Kristi R. Arsenault, Abheera Hazra, Christa Peters-Lidard, Randal D. Koster, Frank Davenport, Tamuka Magadzire, Chris Funk, Sujay Kumar, Amy McNally, Augusto Getirana, Greg Husak, Ben Zaitchik, Jim Verdin, Faka Dieudonne Nsadisa, Inbal Becker-Reshef. Improving early warning of drought-driven food insecurity in Southern Africa using operational hydrologic monitoring and forecasting products. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2019-267. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-2019-267. 2019. 
 
Annalise G. Blum, Ben Zaitchik, Sarah Alexander, Shu Wu, Ying Zhang, Shraddhanand Shukla, Temesgen Alemneh and Paul Block. A Grand Prediction: Communicating and Evaluating 2018 Summertime Upper Blue Nile Rainfall and Streamflow Forecasts in Preparation for Ethiopia’s New Dam. DOI: 10.3389/frwa.2019.00003. 2019. 
 
Laura Harrison, Chris Funk, and Pete Peterson. Identifying changing precipitation extremes in Sub-Saharan Africa with gauge and satellite products. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab2cae. 2019.  
 
Chris Funk, Pete Peterson, Seth Peterson, Shraddhanand Shukla, Frank Davenport, Joel Michaelsen, Kenneth R. Knapp, Martin Landsfeld, Gregory Husak, Laura Harrison, James Rowland, Michael Budde, Alex Meiburg, Tufa Dinku, Diego Pedreros, and Nicholas Mata. A high-resolution 1983-2016 Tmax Climate Data Record Based on Infrared Temperatures and Stations by the Climate Hazards Center. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0698.1. 2019. 
 
Chris Funk, Shraddhanand Shukla, Wassila Mamadou Thiaw, James Rowland, Andrew Hoell, Amy McNally, Gregory Husak, Nicholas Novella, Michael Budde, Christa Peters-Lidard, Alkhalil Adoum, Gideon Galu, Diriba Korecha, Tamuka Magadzire, Mario Rodriguez, Miliaritiana Robjhon,  Endalkachew Bekele, Kristi Arsenault, Pete Peterson, Laura Harrison, Steven Fuhrman, Frank Davenport, Martin Landsfeld, Diego Pedreros, Jossy P. Jacob, Curt Reynolds, Inbal Becker-Reshef, James Verdin. Recognizing the Famine Early Warning Systems Network: Over 30 Years of Drought Early Warning Advances and Partnerships Promoting Global Food Security. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0233.2. 2019.
 
Laura Harrison, Chris Funk, Amy McNally, Shraddhanand Shukla, Gregory Husak. Pacific sea surface temperature linkages with Tanzania’s multi-season drying trends. DOI: 10.1002/joc.6003. 2019. 
 
Chris Funk, Diego Pedreros, Sharon Nicholson, Andrew Hoell, Diriba Korecha. Examining the Potential of Extreme “Western V” Sea Surface Temperatures to the 2017 March-June East African Drought. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0108.1. 2018. 
 
Daniel Osgood, Bristol Powell, Rahel Diro, Carlos Farah, Markus Enenkel, Molly E Brown, Gregory Husak, S. Lucille Blakeley, Laura Hoffman, Jessica McCarty. Farmer Perception, Recollection, and Remote Sensing in Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture in the Developing World: An Ethiopia Case Study. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3242142. 2018. 
 
Chris Funk, Sharon Nicholson, Martin Landsfeld, Pete Peterson, Douglass Klotter, Laura Harrison. Corrigendum: The Centennial Trends Greater Horn of Africa precipitation dataset. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.121. 2018. 

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