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Mark Svoboda   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Mark Svoboda published an article in May 2018.
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James S. Famiglietti

143 shared publications

Jet Propulsion Laboratory; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena CA USA

Matthew Rodell

105 shared publications

Hydrological Science Laboratory; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt MD USA

Christa Peters-Lidard

97 shared publications

Hydrological Sciences Laboratory; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt Maryland USA

Scott Stephens

59 shared publications

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, 130 Mulford Hall, MC#3114, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Tsegaye Tadesse

59 shared publications

National Drought Mitigation Center, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA

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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Flash Droughts: A Review and Assessment of the Challenges Imposed by Rapid-Onset Droughts in the United States Jason A. Otkin, Mark Svoboda, Eric D. Hunt, Trent W. Ford, M... Published: 01 May 2018
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/bams-d-17-0149.1
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Article 4 Reads 2 Citations Developing a Remotely Sensed Drought Monitoring Indicator for Morocco Noureddine Bijaber, Driss El Hadani, Mariam Saidi, Mark Svob... Published: 06 February 2018
Geosciences, doi: 10.3390/geosciences8020055
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Drought is one of the most serious climatic and natural disasters inflicting serious impacts on the socio-economy of Morocco, which is characterized both by low-average annual rainfall and high irregularity in the spatial distribution and timing of precipitation across the country. This work aims to develop a comprehensive and integrated method for drought monitoring based on remote sensing techniques. The main input parameters are derived monthly from satellite data at the national scale and are then combined to generate a composite drought index presenting different severity classes of drought. The input parameters are: Standardized Precipitation Index calculated from satellite-based precipitation data since 1981 (CHIRPS), anomalies in the day-night difference of Land Surface Temperature as a proxy for soil moisture, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index anomalies from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data and Evapotranspiration anomalies from surface energy balance modeling. All of these satellite-based indices are being used to monitor vegetation condition, rainfall and land surface temperature. The weighted combination of these input parameters into one composite indicator takes into account the importance of the rainfall-based parameter (SPI). The composite drought index maps were generated during the growing seasons going back to 2003. These maps have been compared to both the historical, in situ precipitation data across Morocco and with the historical yield data across different provinces with information being available since 2000. The maps are disseminated monthly to several main stakeholders’ groups including the Ministry of Agriculture and Department of Water in Morocco.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 9 Reads 0 Citations <strong>Complex spatial and temporal influences of climatic drought time-scales on hydrological droughts in natural basi... Sergio Vicente-Serrano, Marina Peña-Gallardo, Jamie Hannafor... Published: 05 November 2017
First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle, doi: 10.3390/CHyCle-2017-04835
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We have analysed the response of hydrological droughts to climatic droughts in different natural basins of United States of America. For this purpose we selected 289 complete series from an initial data set of 702 gauging stations, covering the period between 1940 and 2013. Drainage basins were obtained for each gauging station using a digital terrain model, and climate series (precipitation and the atmospheric evaporative demand) were obtained for each drainage series. A number of topographic, edaphic and remote sensing variables were quantified for each basin. A hydrological drought index (The Standardized Stream Flow Index-SSI) was obtained for each basin and the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) was used as a metric of climatic drought severity. Relationship between different SPEI time scales and the SSI was quantified using Pearson’s correlations and the general patterns of response of hydrological droughts to climatic droughts were identified using a principal component analysis. In general there is a response of SSI to short SPEI time-scales but strong seasonality in this response is also found. Coherent geographic patterns were obtained from the analysis and the factors that control the different responses were analysed by means of a predictive discriminant analysis. Independent analysis for three periods (1940-1964, 1965-1989 and 1989-2013) were also performed and showed not important changes in the response of the SSI to the SPEI in the past 65 years.

BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices* Donald Wilhite, Roger Pulwarty, Mark Svoboda, Brian Fuchs Published: 12 October 2017
Drought and Water Crises, doi: 10.1201/9781315265551-12
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Floods Punctuated by Drought: Developing an Early Warning System for the Missouri River Basin in the Midst of Alternatin... Donald Wilhite, Roger Pulwarty, Chad McNutt, Doug Kluck, Den... Published: 12 October 2017
Drought and Water Crises, doi: 10.1201/9781315265551-20
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BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations Drought Monitoring and Early Warning: Twenty-First Century Advancements and Challenges Donald Wilhite, Roger Pulwarty, Michael Hayes, Mark Svoboda,... Published: 12 October 2017
Drought and Water Crises, doi: 10.1201/9781315265551-11
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