Drought Links

The National Drought Mitigation Centre, Nebraska, USA

The Office of Arid Lands Studies (OALS) is a multidisciplinary teaching, research, and information unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson. OALS conducts interdisciplinary programs that address local, state, national, and international problems related to understanding, regenerating, and managing the world's arid lands.

Drought monitoring and early warning Near real time quantification of drought and crop growth conditions and the estimation of irrigation needs, based on images from METEOSAT geostationary satellite.

USGS - Deserts: Geology and Resources

GHCC Global Hydrology and Climate Center
The primary focus of the research center is to understand the Earth's global water cycle, the distribution and variability of atmospheric water, and the impact of human activity as it relates to global and regional climate. From there, inroads can be made toward educating our society on the global hydrological process and its impact on society's day-to-day activities.

Drought WATCH
The latest Palmer Drought Severity Index Map: The Drought Severity Index, developed by Palmer in 1965, is the most commonly used drought index in the United States. Climate Prediction Center's Palmer drought information page gives weekly and projected Palmer values by region for the United States.

CSIRO Australia
CSIRO is Australia's largest scientific research agency The latest news from Mars is available at CSIRO's mirror site. CSIRO Enquiries provides a national enquiry and referral service for people wishing to gain information about CSIRO's research and services.


NOAA's drought information center
A roundup of the various NOAA Web sites and information on drought and climate conditions.

Drought Watch on the Prairies
PFRA water supply and drought monitoring page

Understanding and Defining Drought - An occasional paper by the The National Drought Mitigation Centre, Nebraska, USA

Climate Ark
The Climate Ark is a Climate Change Portal and Internet Search Tool that provides access to a huge amount of reviewed climate change and alternative energy news and information.