Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013 26 January 2021

Drought Task Force Provides Rapid Response to Worst U.S. Drought Since 2013

The Drought Task Force’s rapid response will help us understand the ongoing drought’s causes, how our science is helping us understand the drought, to what extent climate change is playing a role, and how the event may evolve.

Drought Prediction Sensitivity to Land Surface Conditions 10 November 2020

Drought Prediction Sensitivity to Land Surface Conditions

Severe droughts are one of the costliest natural disasters in the United States, but the current level of skill in forecasting drought onset, development, and demise is limited.

New Research Methodology To Enhance Drought Monitoring 25 September 2020

New Research Methodology To Enhance Drought Monitoring

In order to improve model predictions, an accurate characterization of the uncertainty in the model state, i.e soil moisture, is critical. With droughts becoming more severe and frequent, it’s imperative for researchers to study and improve drought monitoring.

Coastal Salinity Index resources now available 4 October 2019

Coastal Salinity Index resources now available

The new Coastal Salinity Index helps to capture the unique nature of drought by monitoring changing salinity levels along the southeast coast of the United States.

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts 6 May 2019

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts

Identifying rapidly evolving and severe “flash drought’ conditions is especially useful for mitigating crop losses, monitor vegetation health, and provide crucial information for increased fire risk.

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