Characterization of drought across climatic spectrum

Publication Date : 2000-04-01
Author : Ponce, V. M.Pandey, R. P.Ercan, S.
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Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Drought
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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A conceptual model of drought characterization across the climatic spectrum is formulated. The model is particularly suited to subtropical and midlatitudinal regions. Drought duration, intensity, and recurrence interval are expressed in terms of the ratio of mean annual precipitation to annual global terrestrial precipitation. The model is useful as a framework for the systematic analysis of droughts and the assessment of changes in drought characteristics due to climatic changes.