PaleoDynamics lab member, Hun Baek, has successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled "Hydroclimatic Black Swans: Characterization of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Drivers of Spatially Widespread Droughts in North America." Hun has been incredibly productive while a student in our lab and the papers embodied in his thesis, along with his additional efforts, can all be found in the below links. Congrats to Dr. Baek and good luck on the next phase of his journey as a Flint Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, working with Juan Lora.
Baek, S.H., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, A.P. Williams. US Pacific Coastal Droughts are Predominantly Driven by Internal Atmospheric Variability, Journal of Climate, in review.
Baek, S.H., J.E. Smerdon, M. Ting, Y. Kushnir, R. Seager. A Role for the Tropical Pacific in the Spatiotemporal Features of 20th-Century Atlantic Multidecadal Variability, in revision.
Baek, S.H., J.E. Smerdon, G. Dobrin, J.G. Naimark, E.R. Cook, B.I. Cook, R. Seager, M.A. Cane (2020), A Quantitative Hydroclimatic Context for the European Great Famine of 1315-1317, Communications Earth & Environment, in press
Williams, A.P., E.R. Cook, J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, J.T. Abatzoglou, K. Bolles, S.H. Baek, A. Badger, B. Livneh (2020), Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to a developing North American megadrought, Science, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz9600
Baek, S.H., N.J. Steiger, J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager (2019). Oceanic drivers of spatially widespread droughts in the contiguous US over the Common Era, Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082838
Baek, S.H., J.E. Smerdon, R. Seager, A. P. Williams, B. I. Cook (2019). Pacific Ocean forcing and atmospheric variability are the dominant causes of spatially widespread droughts in the contiguous United States, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029219.
Smerdon, J.E., J. Luterbacher, S. Phipps, K.J. Anchukaitis, T.R. Ault, S. Coats, K.M. Cobb, B.I. Cook, C. Colose, T. Felis, A. Gallant, J.H. Jungclaus, B. Konecky, A. LeGrande, S. Lewis, A.S. Lopatka, W. Man, J.S. Mankin, J.T. Maxwell, B.L. OttoBliesner, J.W. Partin, D. Singh, N.J. Steiger, S. Stevenson, J.E. Tierney, D. Zanchettin, H. Zhang, A. Atwood, L. Andreu-Hayles, S.H. Baek, B. Buckley, E.R. Cook, R. D'Arrigo, S.G. Dee, M. Griffiths, C. Kulkarni, Y. Kushnir, F. Lehner, C. Leland, H.W. Linderholm, A. Okazaki, J. Palmer, E. Piovano, C.C. Raible, M.P. Rao, J. Scheff, G.A. Schmidt, R. Seager, M. Widmann, A.P. Williams, E. Xoplaki (2017), Comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era, Climate of the Past, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1851-2017.
Baek, S.H., J.E. Smerdon, S. Coats, A. P. Williams, B.I. Cook, E.R. Cook, and R. Seager (2017), Precipitation, temperature, and teleconnection signals across the combined North American, Monsoon Asia, and Old World Drought Atlases, Journal of Climate, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0766.1