Themed Joint Session 13 Drought Prediction and Applications from a Hydrological Science Perspective Part III

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Room 10B (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 )
John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab, Hanover, NH

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 (

8:45 AM
Using a standardized GRACE dataset to investigate regional-scale drought severity
Alys Thomas, University of California, Irvine, CA; and J. S. Famiglietti
9:00 AM
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