Recent advances in drought monitoring

Mark D. Svoboda, Michael J. Hayes, Donald A. Wilhite, Tsegaye Tadesse

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The long-lasting and severe droughts and recent advances in drought monitoring across North America was studied. The development of the drought monitor, the seasonal drought outlook, huge leaps in computing power, provide an opportunity to go further in the coming years in drought monitoring. An integrated drought monitoring system can be divided into five essential components: determination of applicable climate indicators and resultant trigger levels, identification of data requirements and data network sources, acquisition and analysis of reliable data, synthesis of the data and generation of practical and useful products and information dissemination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4385-4388
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
StatePublished - 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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