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MERRA: A Flood and Drought Comparison (Updated Version)

The MERRA time period covers the modern era of remotely sensed data, from 1979 through the present. The special focus of the atmospheric assimilation is the hydrological cycle.

The time period covered by this visualization is the months of May, June, and July of 1988 and 1993, two years with contrasting extreme weather events during the summer: a drought through the midwesterd states of the US in 1988, and heavy rains and flooding through the same region in 1993.

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Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Animator
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