Themed Joint Session 3 Drought Prediction and Applications from a Hydrological Science Perspective Part I

Monday, 7 January 2013: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Hydrological Sciences Lagoratory, Washington, DC
John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab, Hanover, NH and Siegfried Schubert, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD

This session invites papers that focus on scientific and operational, practical issues related to predicting and defining drought and reducing drought impacts. Topics of interest include the formulation and use of drought indices and definitions, and the characterization of drought impacts across the diverse climates of North America and the world. In particular, we welcome presentations spanning a range from drought analysis and prediction to management activities for high-impact drought events, on statewide to continental scales, and including applications such as drought early warning systems. Policy responses for managing drought are also of interest. Contact: Christa Peters-Lidard (

1:30 PM
2:00 PM
The Impact of Soil Moisture and Snow Assimilation on NLDAS Drought Metrics
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, NASA/GSFC, Washington, DC; and D. Mocko, S. V. Kumar, Y. Tian, Y. Xia, and M. B. Ek

2:15 PM
- Indicates paper has been withdrawn from meeting
- Indicates an Award Winner