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Global drought hazard distribution


Drought periods were defined using an index known as the Weighted Anomaly of Standardized Precipitation (WASP). The WASP index assesses the precipitation deficit or surplus over a three-month running average for the 21-year period from 1980 – 2000. Findings show that about 38% of the world's land area has some level of drought exposure.


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Keywords

  • Hazards:Drought
  • Countries/Regions:Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/8464

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