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Drought events pose a threat to crop productivity, can cause socioeconomic impacts such as decreased farmer income, and may even result in the need for international food aid. While several drought information and early warning systems are operational, they do not typically make use of the information available across scientific fields and tend to rely on simple indicators which only describe either agricultural, meteorological or hydrological drought alone. Information on socioeconomic factors that strongly affect drought impacts are also rarely considered, despite their importance.
GlobeDrought combines spatially explicit, historical information on drought hazard, exposure and vulnerability from meteorological, agricultural, hydrological and socioeconomic sources to provide reliable and comprehensive information on drought risk at a global level. These global analyses will be complemented by more detailed assessments in regions severely affected by droughts, namely, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the Missouri Basin in the USA, Maharashtra State in India and Ceará State in Brazil. In addition, this information will be used to model future trends in an experimental early warning system.
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Göttingen
IGG-Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn
ZFL-Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces, University of Bonn
Institute of Physical Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt
Institute for Environment and Human Security, United Nations University
Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
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