Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Research article
15 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2021

Drought impact in the Bolivian Altiplano agriculture associated with the El Niño–Southern Oscillation using satellite imagery data

Claudia Canedo-Rosso, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Georg Pflug, Bruno Condori, and Ronny Berndtsson

Data sets

Rainfall Estimates from Rain Gauge and Satellite Observations (CHIRPS) C. Funk

Terrestrial Air Temperature and Precipitation: Monthly and Annual Time Series 1950--1999 provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSL C. J. Willmott and K. Matsuura

NDVI: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index-3rd generation using GIMMS from AVHRR sensors, Retrieved from Climate Data Guide J. E. Pinzon and C. J. Tucker

NASA/GSFC/HSL: GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 monthly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.0 H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell

Short summary
Drought is a major natural hazard that causes large losses for farmers. This study evaluated drought severity based on a drought classification scheme using NDVI and LST, which was related to the ENSO anomalies. In addition, the spatial distribution of NDVI was associated with precipitation and air temperature at the local level. Our findings show that drought severity increases during El Niño years, and as a consequence the socio-economic drought risk of farmers will likely increase.
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