Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1381–1397, 2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1381–1397, 2015

Research article 30 Jun 2015

Research article | 30 Jun 2015

Exploring the link between drought indicators and impacts

S. Bachmair et al.

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There is little knowledge on the meaning of different hydro-meteorologic drought indicators for drought impact occurrence on the ground. This study investigates the link between commonly used drought indicators and text-based information on drought impacts through data visualization, extraction of indicator values concurrent with impact onset, and correlation analysis for the case study area Germany. The results demonstrate the feasibility of evaluating drought indicators with impacts.
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