Authors: Abraham Elmir, Dr. Anjuli Jain Figueroa, Dr. Steven Gorelick
Droughts have been recognized by many governments and scientific researchers as one of the most impactful disasters affecting vulnerable communities, particularly affecting food, water and energy resources. Consequently, there is great interest in monitoring, predicting and preparing for droughts and their impacts. Droughts can be categorized as meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, and socioeconomic and their severity can be measured through indices. In this study, we compare and evaluate meteorological drought indices including Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and agricultural drought indices such as Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to measure drought-related stress to vegetation within the semi-arid, agricultural Bhīma Basin in India. Historical values of these indices are compared with future values based on modeled climate projections till 2100 to identify possible shifts and changes in drought severity caused by climate change.
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●Anjuli Jain Figueroa
●Steven M Gorelick
●Abigail Nora Birnbaum