Introduction of East Asian Drought Monitoring System

Su-Bin Oh, Do-Woo Kim, Ki-Seon Choi, Hi-Ryong Byun
2010 SOLA : Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere  
This paper introduces the East Asian drought monitoring system that has been operational since 2008 (http://atmos.pknu. It provides the spatial and temporal distribution of droughts using variables such as the drought intensity and duration. The main feature of this system is the effective drought index (EDI; Byun and Wilhite 1) in which the drought intensity is calculated by considering cumulative precipitation as a weighting function of time. In addition, this system provides
more » ... is system provides an available water resources index (AWRI; Byun and Lee 2002), which represents the hydrological index. These indexes were calculated using the monthly precipitation data obtained from 28 stations in East Asia
doi:10.2151/sola.6a-003 fatcat:3sav7wiqyrbgfgphyrs27fzmye