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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1337-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1337-2021
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03 May 2021
Research article |  | 03 May 2021

Soil moisture and streamflow deficit anomaly index: an approach to quantify drought hazards by combining deficit and anomaly

Eklavyya Popat and Petra Döll

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Two drought hazard indices are presented that combine drought deficit and anomaly aspects: one for soil moisture drought (SMDAI) where we simplified the DSI and the other for streamflow drought (QDAI), which is to our knowledge the first ever deficit anomaly drought index including surface water demand. Both indices are tested at the global scale with WaterGAP 2.2d outputs, providing more differentiated spatial and temporal patterns distinguishing the actual degree of respective drought hazard.
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