Climate Change and Drought: a Perspective on Drought Indices

  title={Climate Change and Drought: a Perspective on Drought Indices},
  author={Sourav Mukherjee and Ashok K. Mishra and Kevin E. Trenberth},
  journal={Current Climate Change Reports},
Droughts occur naturally, but climate change has generally accelerated the hydrological processes to make them set in quicker and become more intense, with many consequences, not the least of which is increased wildfire risk. There are different types of drought being studied, such as meteorological, agricultural, hydrological, and socioeconomic droughts; however, a lack of unanimous definition complicates drought study. Drought indices are used as proxies to track and quantify droughts… Expand

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