A review of environmental droughts: Increased risk under global warming?

  title={A review of environmental droughts: Increased risk under global warming?},
  author={Sergio M. Vicente‐Serrano and Steven M. Quiring and Marina Pe{\~n}a‐Gallardo and Shanshui Yuan and Fernando Dom{\'i}nguez‐Castro},
  journal={Earth-Science Reviews},

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