Finding Consistent Measurements For Drought And Flood Assessments
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Beatriz Quesada Montano is a researcher at Department of Earth Sciences, Program for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences; Environmental Analysis.

                       

Finding Consistent Measurements For Drought And Flood Assessments

Several studies have found that both hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) are occurring more often and are becoming more intense in some regions of the world. But to come to these conclusions, most of the studies have dealt with floods and droughts separately and defined them in a way that does not reflect their "opposite-extreme" nature. For example, while floods are sometimes defined in terms of one event per year (the one with the highest river flow) droughts are defined...

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