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Science: Earth_Sciences: Meteorology: Weather_Phenomena: Drought

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Background information for journalists.

Drought Comparisons
A comparison of a drought in a more economically developed area - Texas, and a drought in a less economically developed area - Sahel.

Monitoring and Early Warning
Maps providing monthly updated, distributed information on rainfall, actual evapotranspiration, radiation, drought and desertification indices, and crop yield forecasts for Africa and Europe, with methodology discussions.

National Drought Mitigation Center
The National Drought Mitigation Center provides information to help people and institutions reduce vulnerability to drought, stressing prevention and risk management.

NOAA's Drought Information Center
A collection of sites related to drought and climate conditions in the United States (and some individual states). It includes current reports, outlooks, and indices used for drought and moisture monitoring .

North American Drought, a Paleo Perspective
Highlights the importance of paleoclimate research in providing information about past droughts and natural variability. Includes maps that display droughts of the various centuries.

Prairie drought of 2001
CBC News reports on the drought of 2001 in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and other parts of Canada.

U.S. Drought Monitor
Map of U.S. drought conditions, including long-range temperature and preciptation outlooks.

USGS--Pacific Northwest Drought
Status and information on daily streamflow in the Pacific Northwest States of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Links to other resources.


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