Use of a standardized runoff index for characterizing hydrologic drought

  title={Use of a standardized runoff index for characterizing hydrologic drought},
  author={Shraddhanand Shukla and Andrew W. Wood},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • S. ShuklaA. Wood
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
Many current metrics of drought are derived solely from analyses of climate variables such as precipitation and temperature. Drought is clearly a consequence of climate anomalies, as well as of human water use practices, but many impacts to society are more directly related to hydrologic conditions resulting from these two factors. Modern hydrology models can provide a valuable counterpart to existing climate‐based drought indices by simulating hydrologic variables such as land surface runoff… 

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