Session 2A Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part I

Monday, 8 January 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Michael Hobbins, CIRES, Boulder, CO; Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Jason A. Otkin, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison, CIMSS/SSEC, Madison, WI and Joshua K. Roundy, Univ. of Kansas, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Lawrence, KS

Drought is a multifaceted phenomenon that challenges our current monitoring and 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 monitoring and predicting droughts and estimating its effects on vegetation, water resources, and human populations are also invited.

10:30 AM
Impacts of Pixel Scale and Phenology on the Satellite-Based Evaporative Stress Index (Invited Presentation)
Martha C. Anderson, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD; and Y. Yang, F. Gao, C. Hain, J. A. Otkin, and Y. Yang
10:45 AM
Developing Integrative Soil Moisture Products to Improve Drought Monitoring and Forecasting in the United States (Invited Presentation)
Trent Ford, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL; and S. M. Quiring, J. M. Lucido, and M. L. Strobel
11:00 AM
Drought Depiction in the Noah-MP (Multiphysics) Land Surface Model in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS)
David M. Mocko, SAIC at NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard, S. Wang, S. V. Kumar, and Y. Xia
11:15 AM
The Evaporative Stress Index as an Indictor for Flash Drought Across the United States Using Reanalysis Datasets
Jordan I. Christian, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. B. Basara, J. A. Otkin, E. D. Hunt, and X. Xiao
11:30 AM
Monitoring Droughts and Floods through the Assimilation of GRACE and GRACE Follow-On Data
Matthew Rodell, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and B. Li, H. Beaudoing, A. Getirana, S. V. Kumar, B. F. Zaitchik, S. V. Bettadpur, H. Save, B. Wardlow, and M. D. Svoboda
11:45 AM
Development of a Global Evaporative Stress Index Based on Thermal and Microwave LST toward Improved Monitoring of Agricultural Drought
Christopher Hain, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; and M. C. Anderson, J. A. Otkin, T. R. H. Holmes, F. Gao, and X. Zhan
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