Scientists In Aspen Tackle 'Flash Droughts'

Sep 10, 2018

Dr. Roger Pulwarty is in Aspen this week as part of a workshop about short-term or "flash" droughts. He gives a public lecture Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.
Credit Courtesy photo

This week, scientists are gathered in Aspen to discuss “flash droughts,” which last under 30 days. Dr. Roger Pulwarty, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be giving a public lecture Tuesday as part of the workshop put on by the Aspen Global Change Institute.


He spoke with environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy about flash droughts, which exist at the intersection of short-term weather and long-term climate.