Poster Session 6 Drought Analysis and Prediction

Wednesday, 25 January 2017: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 31st Conference on Hydrology
Joshua K. Roundy, Univ. of Kansas, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Lawrence, KS; Michael Hobbins, CIRES, Boulder, CO; Eric F. Wood, Princeton Univ., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ and Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Univ. of California, Geography, Los Angeles, CA

Drought is a multi-faceted phenomenon that challenges our current prediction capabilities. Taking drought prediction and hydrological applications to the next level requires advances in understanding, monitoring, communications and water resources management. Specific topics addressed by presenters could include but are not limited to: Current drought prediction science and skill at various lead times; innovative management uses of that science; and case studies illustrating advances in understanding, monitoring and prediction of drought and drought impacts. Further, papers addressing gaps and deficiencies in our current methods for predicting droughts and estimating its effects on vegetation, water resources, and human populations are also invited.

A SMAP-Based Drought Monitoring Product
Sara Sadri, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; and E. F. Wood, M. Pan, and D. Lettenmaier

Global Characteristics of Flash Droughts
Mu Xiao, Unversity of California, Los Angeles, CA; and K. Mo and D. Lettenmaier

Improvements of K Drought Index in Southern China
Yiping Li, Institute of Arid Meteorology, CMA, Lanzhou, China

Using FRET for Drought Mitigation
Cynthia K. Palmer, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA; and H. D. Osborne and M. Hobbins

Whither the 100th Meridian: The Once and Future Physical Geography of America's Arid-Humid Divide
Nathan Lis, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and J. Feldman, R. Seager, and M. Ting

Merged-field Analysis considering the Atmospheric-Oceanic Factors for the Meteorological Drought Analysis in South Korea
Ae-sook Suh, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Gwacheon-si, Korea, Republic of (South); and J. B. Ahn

The Quantification of Rainfall Needed to Overcome Drought: A Study in North Texas
Jasmine Marie Montgomery, Southern Climate Impact Planning Program, Norman, OK; and D. N. Fernando

Probabilistic Drought Forecasts Using the Improved Hydrological Drought Index in Korea
Suk Hwan Jang Sr., Daejin Univ., Pocheon-si, Korea, Republic of (South); and J. K. Lee Sr., J. H. Oh Sr., and J. W. Jo Sr.

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