Global-scale drought risk assessment for agricultural systems - Artikel in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
02 March 2020: In an article published today in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences a global drought risk analysis for agricultural systems is presented. For the first time, irrigated and rainfed systems are distinguished. The results are based on data and model output for the period 1980-2016. Drought risk is determined at 30-minute resolution by combining the risk components drought hazard, exposure and vulnerability.
The Divsion Agronomy contributed to the study by simulating irrigation water requirement and evapotranspiration using the Global Crop Water Model (GCWM). The study was led by researchers from the United Nations University with contributions of all partners collaborating in the research project GlobeDrought, which is coordinated by the Division Agronomy and funded by BMBF.
Link to the article in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
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