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Drought as a natural hazard : Concepts and definitions

@inproceedings{Wilhite2000DroughtAA,
  title={Drought as a natural hazard : Concepts and definitions},
  author={D. Wilhite},
  year={2000}
}
Introduction Worldwide, economic damages attributed to natural disasters tripled from the 1960s The economic, social, and environmental costs and losses associated with drought are also increasing dramatically, although it is difficult to quantify this trend precisely because of the lack of reliable historical estimates of losses. White and Haas estimated in 1975 that the average annual crop losses associated with drought in the Great Plains region of the United States were about US$700 million… Expand
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