Climatic aspects of the 1993 Upper Mississippi River Basin flood

K. E. Kunkel, S. A. Changnon, J. R. Angel

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The 1993 record-breaking summer flood in the Upper Mississippi River Basin resulted from an unprecedentedly persistent heavy rain pattern. Other conditions contributing to the flood include above-normal soil moisture levels at the beginning of June 1993; large-sized areas of moderate to heavy rains; occurrence of rain areas oriented along the main stems of major rivers; a large number of localized extreme daily rainfall totals (greater than 150 mm); and below-normal evaporation. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-822
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin - American Meteorological Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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