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What is Drought?


Is drought just something that happens, or can human activity contribute to drought? Learn how scientific definitions of drought help answer that question.

Types of Drought


Like snowflakes, not two droughts are alike. Learn why scientists talk about five categories of drought, and why drought in Hawaii may look different from an Oklahoma drought.

Predicting Drought


What are the weather facts and environmental factors that go into forecasting drought?

ENSO and Drought Forecasting


How does what happens in the ocean affect your weather forecast on land?

What is Climatology?


Studying climate is a science. So how do scientists study drought?

Climate Change


What are some of the scientific issues related to climate and changes in the earth's atmosphere? Click here to find out.