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.

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction 4 November 2016

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction

A study funded in part by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association developed an improved  reconstruction of the Columbia River streamflow.

NIDIS launches two new Drought Early Warning Systems 16 February 2016

NIDIS launches two new Drought Early Warning Systems

On Feb. 2 and 9, respectively, NIDIS launched two new Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.

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