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Santiago Beguería

117 shared publications

Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (EEAD-CSIC), Zaragoza, E-50059, Spain

Diego G. Miralles

80 shared publications

Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Tim R. McVicar

69 shared publications

CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Christina L. Tague

61 shared publications

Bren School of Environmental Science and ManagementUniversity of California Santa Barbara CA USA

Mark Svoboda

59 shared publications

School of Natural Resources, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 3310 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE 68583-0961, USA

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Twelve years of daily weather descriptions in North-America in the 18th century (Mexico City, 1775-1786) F. Domínguez-Castro, M.C. Gallego, J.M. Vaquero, R. García H... Published: 03 April 2019
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/bams-d-18-0236.1
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations High-spatial-resolution probability maps of drought duration and magnitude across Spain Fernando Domínguez-Castro, Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Miquel... Published: 21 March 2019
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/nhess-19-611-2019
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Assessing the probability of occurrence of drought is important for improving current drought assessment, management and mitigation measures, and strategies across Spain. This study employed two well-established drought indices, the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI), to characterize drought duration and magnitude at different timescales over Spain. In order to map the drought hazard probability, we applied the extreme value theory and tested different thresholds to generate peak-over-threshold (POT) drought duration and magnitude series. Our results demonstrate that the generalized Pareto (GP) distribution performs well in estimating the frequencies of drought magnitude and duration. Specifically, we found a good agreement between the observed and modelled data when using upper percentiles to generate the POT series. Spatially, our estimations suggest a higher probability of extreme drought events in southern and central Spain compared to the northern and eastern regions. Also, our study found spatial differences in drought probability estimations as a function of the selected drought index (i.e. SPI vs. SPEI) and timescale (i.e. 1, 3, 6, and 12 months). Drought hazard probability maps can contribute to the better management of different sectors (e.g. agriculture, water resources management, urban water supply, and tourism) at national, regional, and even local scale in Spain.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The impact of drought on the productivity of two rainfed crops in Spain Marina Peña-Gallardo, Sergio Martín Vicente-Serrano, Fernand... Published: 09 January 2019
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, doi: 10.5194/nhess-2019-1
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Drought events are of great importance in most Mediterranean climate regions because of the diverse and costly impacts they have in various economic sectors and on the environment. The effects of this natural hazard on rainfed crops are particularly evident. In this study the impacts of drought on two representative rainfed crops in Spain (wheat and barley) were assessed. As the agriculture sector is vulnerable to climate, it is especially important to identify the most appropriate tools for monitoring the impact of the weather on crops, and particularly the impact of drought. Drought indices are the most effective tool for that purpose. Various drought indices have been used to assess the influence of drought on crop yields in Spain, including the standardized precipitation and evapotranspiration index (SPEI), the standardized precipitation index (SPI), the Palmer drought indices (PDSI, Z-Index, PHDI, PMDI), and the standardized Palmer drought index (SPDI). Two sets of crop yield data at different spatial scales and temporal periods were used in the analysis. The results showed that drought indices calculated at different time scales (SPI, SPEI) most closely correlated with crop yield. The results also suggested that different patterns of yield response to drought occurred depending on the region, period of the year, and the drought time scale. The differing responses across the country were related to season and the magnitude of various climate variables.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Spatial assessment of the performance of multiple high‐resolution satellite‐based precipitation data sets over the Middl... Ahmed M. El Kenawy, Matthew F. McCabe, Juan I. Lopez‐Moreno,... Published: 07 January 2019
International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.5968
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Response of crop yield to different time-scales of drought in the United States: Spatio-temporal patterns and climatic a... Marina Peña-Gallardo, Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Steven Quir... Published: 01 January 2019
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.09.019
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Complex influences of meteorological drought time-scales on hydrological droughts in natural basins of the contiguous Un... Marina Peña-Gallardo, Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Jamie Hanna... Published: 01 January 2019
Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.11.026
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