Research to advance drought monitoring and prediction capabilities

Jin Huang, Mark D. Svoboda, Andy Wood, Siegfried Schubert, Christa D. Peters-Lidard, Eric F. Wood, Roger S. Pulwarty, Annarita Mariotti, Dan Barrie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Droughts have significant economic and societal impacts. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) works to prepare people, communities, businesses, and governments to mitigate the impacts of drought through preparation, improved monitoring and prediction, and building information system networks that extend from the local to the federal level. A critical component in building NIDIS’s drought information system is research to (1) advance the scientific understanding of the physical mechanisms that lead to the onset, maintenance, and recovery of drought; (2) improve drought prediction skill; (3) improve current drought monitoring capabilities; and (4) improve drought information systems by incorporating the latest advances in monitoring and prediction, objective 128metrics relevant to various societal sectors, and advanced information delivery platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDrought and Water Crises
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351967525
ISBN (Print)9781138035645
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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