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Siegfried Schubert, David Gutzler, Hailan Wang, Aiguo Dai, Tom Delworth, Clara Deser, Kirsten Findell, Rong Fu, Wayne Higgins, Martin Hoerling, Ben Kirtman, Randal Koster, Arun Kumar, David Legler, Dennis Lettenmaier, Bradfield Lyon, Victor Magana, Kingtse Mo, Sumant Nigam, Philip Pegion, Adam Phillips, Roger Pulwarty, David Rind, Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas, Jae Schemm, Richard Seager, Ronald Stewart, Max Suarez, Jozef Syktus, Mingfang Ting, Chunzai Wang, Scott Weaver, and Ning Zeng

1. Introduction In recognition of the profound societal impact of drought in many regions of the world and the emerging capabilities in simulating drought with global climate models, the U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) program initiated a drought working group in 2006 to “facilitate progress on the understanding and prediction of long-term (multi-year) drought over North America and other drought-prone regions of the world, including an assessment of the impact of global

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Caio A. S. Coelho and Lisa Goddard

1. Introduction The majority of drought-related hazards and the attendant economic losses and mortality risks reside in the tropics ( Dilley et al. 2005 ). Changes in climate variability, including more frequent and damaging extreme events such as drought, is one of many anticipated impacts of climate change. Estimating how climate variability may change in a warmer world, and how that variability intersects with more slowly evolving climate change, is vitally important to climate risk

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Rachel R. McCrary and David A. Randall

1. Introduction The risk of future long-term drought (a dry period that exhibits below-average annual precipitation for 5 yr or longer) is one of the biggest concerns facing the Great Plains region of the United States (defined here as the region bounded by 30°–50°N, 95°–105°W). Droughts have serious social, economic, and environmental consequences and can negatively impact surface and groundwater supplies, water quality, agriculture and rangeland productivity, natural ecosystems, and

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