Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Predicting the future of drought prediction

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
1 Author(s)

As extreme weather events go, droughts-like the one that singed Russia's wheat crop two summers ago and the one that engulfed the United States in July, are about as tricky as it gets. Unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, drought does not have an obvious start or end. In fact, there isn't even a clear definition for it, making it hard to measure and monitor, let alone predict. But with better observations of the earth, oceans, and atmosphere and improvements in computer modeling, scientists think they'll be able to foresee the chances of drought up to a decade in advance, and better predict droughts that arise suddenly or last longer than a few months.

Published in:

Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

September 2012

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.