Drought Monitoring

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The gradual arrival and withdrawal of drought sets it apart from other hydro-meteorological disasters and makes the event difficult to forecast.

Abstract: Drought, being a natural disaster, debilitates human societies and ecosystems, albeit gradually and over large periods. Accurate prediction of timing, location, severity and pattern may mitigate its impact.

The authors are scientists at Climate Research and Services, India Meteorological Department, Pune. p.guhathakurta@imd.gov.in. The article should be cited as Guhathakurta, P. and N. Wagh, 2019. Drought Monitoring, Geography and You, 19 (18): 42-47