Understanding Drought--This webcast provides an introduction to drought. It presents the measures and scales of drought and how drought is monitored. It also covers how drought is predicted, the impacts of drought, and provides information about drought-related resources. This content serves as a foundation to learning more about climate variability and operational climate services and prepares users for the national implementation of NIDIS.
This module was last updated on Sept 28, 2009.
Upon completion of this training, the user will be able to:
List the main definitions of drought
Describe the measures and scales of drought severity
Describe the monitoring and indicator tools used to forecast changing drought conditions
Describe the impacts drought can have on an area including the intensity scale
List some local, regional, and national drought resources
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January 2021 - The text/print version of this lesson was updated to current internet standards (mp4/html5), with no changes to content.
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