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Global Drought Information System - Drought Characterization, Occurrence, Driving Mechanisms, and Predictability Worldwide (GDIS Worldwide)

Description:

This special collection of the Journal of Climate is devoted to our understanding of drought throughout the world. The idea for this collection came about as a recommendation of a 2012 international workshop on the development of a Global Drought Information System (GDIS) sponsored by WCRP and various partner organizations (ESA-ESRIN, NASA, NIDIS, NSF, GEO, USCLIVAR, and NOAA). The collection is an important step in the development of a GDIS, providing a comprehensive overview of the state of our understanding of drought, as well as recent research advances. Individual papers solicited for this collection focus on specific large regions/continents that collectively encompass most of the world. Specific aspects of drought that are considered include its overall characterization and metrics, key physical mechanisms and drivers, impacts, trends, and predictability. A synthesis paper attempts to organize the many facets of drought throughout the world into a global view as well as to provide an overall assessment of high priority drought research challenges.

Collection organizers:
Ronald Stewart, University of Manitoba
Siegfried Schubert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mathew Barlow; Benjamin Zaitchik; Shlomit Paz; Emily Black; Jason Evans; Andrew Hoell
Journal of Climate
Siegfried D. Schubert; Ronald E. Stewart; Hailan Wang; Mathew Barlow; Ernesto H. Berbery; Wenju Cai; Martin P. Hoerling; Krishna K. Kanikicharla; Randal D. Koster; Bradfield Lyon; Annarita Mariotti; Carlos R. Mechoso; Omar V. Müller; Belen Rodriguez-Fonseca; Richard Seager; Sonia I. Seneviratne; Lixia Zhang; Tianjun Zhou
Journal of Climate
Omar V. Müller; Ernesto Hugo Berbery; Domingo Alcaraz-Segura; Michael B. Ek
Journal of Climate
Belen Rodríguez-Fonseca; Elsa Mohino; Carlos R. Mechoso; Cyril Caminade; Michela Biasutti; Marco Gaetani; J. Garcia-Serrano; Edward K. Vizy; Kerry Cook; Yongkang Xue; Irene Polo; Teresa Losada; Leonard Druyan; Bernard Fontaine; Juergen Bader; Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes; Lisa Goddard; Serge Janicot; Alberto Arribas; William Lau; Andrew Colman; M. Vellinga; David P. Rowell; Fred Kucharski; Aurore Voldoire
Journal of Climate
Lixia Zhang; Tianjun Zhou
Journal of Climate
Bradfield Lyon
Journal of Climate
Omar V. Müller; Ernesto Hugo Berbery; Domingo Alcaraz-Segura; Michael B. Ek
Journal of Climate
Richard Seager; Martin Hoerling
Journal of Climate
Wenju Cai; Ariaan Purich; Tim Cowan; Peter van Rensch; Evan Weller
Journal of Climate
Siegfried D. Schubert; Hailan Wang; Randal D. Koster; Max J. Suarez; Pavel Ya. Groisman
Journal of Climate
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