Thursday, October 23, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center

Comparison of Major Drought Indices: References

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Doesken, N.J.; T.B. McKee; and J. Kleist. 1991. Development of a surface water supply index for the western United States. Climatology Report Number 91–3, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Edwards, D.C.; and T. B. McKee. 1997. Characteristics of 20th century drought in the United States at multiple time scales. Climatology Report Number 97–2, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Gibbs, W.J.; and J.V. Maher. 1967. Rainfall deciles as drought indicators. Bureau of Meteorology Bulletin No. 48, Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne.

Gommes, R.; and F. Petrassi. 1994. Rainfall variability and drought in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1960. Agrometeorology Series Working Paper No. 9, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.

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Karl, T.R.; and R.W. Knight. 1985. Atlas of Monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices (1931–1983) for the Contiguous United States. Historical Climatology Series 3–7, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

Kogan, F.N. 1995. Droughts of the late 1980s in the United States as derived from NOAA polar-orbiting satellite data. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 76(5):655–668.

Le Houérou, H.N.; G.F. Popov; and L. See. 1993. Agrobioclimatic classification of Africa. Agrometeorology Series Working Paper No. 6, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.

McKee, T.B.; N.J. Doesken; and J. Kleist. 1995. Drought monitoring with multiple time scales. Preprints, 9th Conference on Applied Climatology, pp. 233–236. January 15–20, Dallas, Texas.

McKee, T.B.; N.J. Doesken; and J. Kleist. 1993. The relationship of drought frequency and duration to time scales. Preprints, 8th Conference on Applied Climatology, pp. 179–184. January 17–22, Anaheim, California.

Palmer, W.C. 1968. Keeping track of crop moisture conditions, nationwide: The new Crop Moisture Index. Weatherwise 21:156–161.

Palmer, W.C. 1965. Meteorological drought. Research Paper No. 45, U.S. Department of Commerce Weather Bureau, Washington, D.C.

Shafer, B.A.; and L.E. Dezman. 1982. Development of a Surface Water Supply Index (SWSI) to assess the severity of drought conditions in snowpack runoff areas. InProceedings of the Western Snow Conference, pp. 164–175. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Smith, D.I.; M.F. Hutchinson; and R.J. McArthur. 1993. Australian climatic and agricultural drought: Payments and policy. Drought Network News 5(3):11–12.

White, D.H.; and B. O’Meagher. 1995. Coping with exceptional droughts in Australia.Drought Network News 7(2):13–17.

Wilhite, D.A. 1995. Developing a precipitation-based index to assess climatic conditions across Nebraska. Final report submitted to the Natural Resources Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Wilhite, D.A.; and M.H. Glantz, 1985. Understanding the drought phenomenon: The role of definitions. Water International 10(3):111–120.

Willeke, G.; J.R.M. Hosking; J.R. Wallis; and N.B. Guttman. 1994. The National Drought Atlas. Institute for Water Resources Report 94–NDS–4, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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