Friday, February 23, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center

US Drought Monitor Forum 2017

April 3-5, 2017

The attendees for the 2017 U.S. Drought Monitor Forum. Download the list of attendees.


Download the Agenda


Presentations are listed in the order in which they were presented (see agenda)

Day 1


Drought and Wildfire in the northern great plains - Jim Strain

USDM Overview

Dry Fusion: A Timeline of the U.S. Drought Monitor’s Evolution - Mark Svoboda

The United States Drought Monitor: A Cornucopia of Data, a Single Map - Brian Fuchs

GIS Applications Used in Making the U.S. Drought Monitor - Deborah Bathke

The USDM and Agricultural Drought Disaster Assistance - Brad Rippey

Conundrums in the Creation of the USDM (U.S. Drought Monitor), DOs (U.S. Drought Outlooks), and LLFs (Long-Lead Forecasts), along with some Cures & Conclusions - David Miskus

Impact Reporting and Drought Outreach

Drought of 2012: A Land Grant Extension Perspective - Hans Schmitz

Great Lakes Drought Monitoring, Impacts, and Sea Grant - Molly Woloszyn

The Drought Impact Reporter - Brian Fuchs

Day 2

State/Regional Drought Responses and USDM Contributions / Potential Contributions

Drought Monitoring efforts as part of the NIDIS Intermountain West DEWS - Becky Bolinger

CoCoRaHS and the Drought Monitor (Help us help you!) - Peter Goble

Monitoring Drought in Kentucky - Chip Zimmer

Climate Hubs: Regional Partners in Drought Outreach - Dannele Peck

Drought conditions in the GPR - BIA - Dave Martin

Drought in 2016: Lessons Learned

Drought in 2016: Lessons Learned - Brian Fuchs

2016 Drought in Western South Dakota - Laura Edwards

Flooding During Drought: Drought Relief in California - Amanda Sheffield

The Canadian Drought Monitor - Trevor Hadwen

Great New England Drought of 2016 - Brad Rippey

New Tools for Tracking Drought

Drought Monitoring With The Evaporative Demand Drought Index - Dan McEvoy

Mapping Drought with Satellite Remote Sensing and Land Surface Modeling - Christopher Hain

Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): A Composite Index for Monitoring Short-Term Drought Conditions - Brian Wardlow

The Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI): an emerging drought-monitoring & early warning tool - Mike Hobbins

AIRS Drought Application - Stephanie Granger

The Evaporative Stress Index as an agricultural drought indicator - Martha Anderson

Day 3

Future of the U.S. Drought Monitor

Expansion of the USDM to the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands - Richard Heim

Expansion of the U.S. Drought Monitor to the U.S. Virgin Islands - Brad Rippey

Staying Unbiased in the Face of Political and Programmatic Pressure - Brad Rippey

Mixing Up a Drought Indicator Cocktail, Blended, not Stirred: A Combined Drought Indicator Approach - Mark Svoboda

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