2021
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A regional drought monitoring and outlook system for South Asia

  • Faisal Mueen Qamer, Mir A. Matin, Ben Zaitchik, Kiran Shakya, Yi Fan, Nishanta Khanal, Walter Lee Ellenburg, Timothy J. Krupnik, Hasan Md. Hamidur Rahman, Bashir Ahmad, Shib Nandan Shah, Man Kshetri
  • Summary

The Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System (RDMOS) is an operational service which produces reliable drought indicators for the south Asia region with a specific focus on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. The system incorporates climatic models with suitable Earth observation data and land surface models to produce drought indices—precipitation, temperature, soil moisture, evapotranspiration—and vegetation conditions at 10-day intervals for near realtime monitoring of droughts. The RDMOS also provides seasonal outlooks at four-month intervals to support drought management and preparedness processes.

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  • DOI:
    10.1007/978-3-030-73569-2_4
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2021
  • Publisher Name:
    In B. Bajracharya, R. B. Thapa, & M. A. Matin (Eds.), Earth Observation Science and Applications for Risk Reduction and Enhanced Resilience in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region: A Decade of Experience from SERVIR
  • External Link:
    External link (open access)

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