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California from drought to deluge

The dramatic switch from extreme drought to severe flooding in California, and the accompanying flip from atmospheric ridge to trough in the northeastern Pacific, exemplifies the pathways to an intensified water cycle under a warming climate.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported by US Department of Energy grant DESC0016605, SERDP grant W912HQ-17-P-0013, the USU Agricultural Experiment Station (paper #9007), and Korea's Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation NRF-2017R1A2B4007480.

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  1. Jin-Ho Yoon is at the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 61005, South Korea

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  2. Emily Becker is at NOAA Climate Prediction Center and INNOVIM, College Park, Maryland 20740, USA

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  3. S.-Y. Simon Wang and Robert Gillies are at the Utah Climate Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA and the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322, USA

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