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Drought Monitor
Entry ID: ensounl_drought
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Summary
Abstract: The U.S. Drought Monitor map provides a summary of drought conditions across the United States and Puerto Rico. Often described as a blend of art and science, the map is updated weekly by combining a variety of data-based drought indices and indicators and local expert input into a single composite drought indicator.

The U.S. Drought Monitor sets the standard for communicating location and intensity of drought to a broad audience. The map summarizes and synthesizes information from the local and state level to the national scale, making it the most widely used gauge of drought conditions in the country. Policy makers use it to allocate relief dollars, states use it to trigger drought response measures, and media rely on it. The USDA uses it to distribute millions, even billions, of dollars in drought relief to farmers and ranchers each year, and the Internal Revenue Service also uses it for ranching-related tax determinations.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The National Drought Mitigation Center helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought. The NDMC,based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, stresses preparation and risk management rather than crisis management.
Service Citation
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Drought Mitigation Center
Title: Drought Monitor
Provider: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center
URL: http://www.drought.unl.edu/MonitoringTools/USDroughtMonitor.aspx
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
Service Provider
National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Service Provider Personnel
Name: THE DROUGHT MONITOR
Phone: 402-472-6707
Fax: 402-472-6614
Email: DroughtMonitor at enso.unl.edu
Contact Address:
National Drought Mitigation Center
P.O. Box 830749
City: Lincoln
Province or State: NE
Postal Code: 68583-0749
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Format: HTML
Fees: None
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-03-02
Future SERF Review Date: 2003-07-13
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