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Drought indices as drought predictors in the south-central USA

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Robert V. Rohli, Nazla Bushra, Nina S. N. Lam, Lei Zou, Volodymyr Mihunov, Margaret A. Reams, and Jennifer E. Argote, Drought indices as drought predictors in the south-central USA: Natural Hazards, v. 83, iss. 3.

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Abstract (from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2376-z): Drought is among the most insidious types of natural disasters and can have devastating economic and human health impacts. This research analyzes the relationship between two readily accessible drought indices—the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and Palmer Hydrologic Drought Index (PHDI)—and the damage incurred by such droughts in terms of monetary loss, over the 1975–2010 time period on monthly basis, for five states in the south-central USA. Because drought damage in the Spatial Hazards Events and Losses Database for the United States (SHELDUS™) is reported at the county level, statistical downscaling techniques were used to estimate the county-level [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • South Central CASC

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