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Anthropogenic influence on the drivers of the Western Cape drought 2015-2017

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In the period 2015 to 2017, the Western Cape region has suffered from three consecutive years of below average rainfall - leading to a prolonged drought and acute water shortages, most prominently in the city of Cape Town. After testing that the precipitation deficit is the primary driver behind the reduced surface water availability, we undertake a multi-method attribution analysis for the meteorological drought, defined in terms of a deficit in the 3-year running mean precipitation averaged...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1088/1748-9326/aae9f9

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Environmental Change Institute
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IOP Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
12
Publication date:
2018-11-29
Acceptance date:
2018-10-22
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1748-9326
Pubs id:
pubs:935406
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uri:3f34a59e-a3f7-4073-9ca0-7681fa54fb33
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uuid:3f34a59e-a3f7-4073-9ca0-7681fa54fb33
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pubs:935406

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