Advancements in satellite remote sensing for drought monitoring

Brian D. Wardlow, Martha C. Anderson, Christopher Hain, Wade T. Crow, Jason Otkin, Tsegaye Tadesse, Amir Agha Kouchak

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Drought is a complex climatic phenomenon of global importance with major, wide-ranging impacts to many sectors of society, including agriculture, the economy, energy, health and water, and other natural resources. In many regions of the world, drought is a common, recurring natural event that can have significant, detrimental economic, social, and environmental impacts. For example, the annual impact of drought in the United States is estimated at $ 6-8 billion (NCDC 2014), with even farther-reaching effects in developing regions that can result in famine, malnutrition, loss of life, and social and political conflict. Changes in climate and the projected increase in climatic extremes such as drought (Dai 2012) coupled with increasing demands on finite water supplies and food production capabilities have 226raised the significance of developing effective drought early warning and mitigation strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDrought and Water Crises
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781351967525
ISBN (Print)9781138035645
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Engineering


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