July 23, 2024

ARSET – Drought Monitoring, Prediction, and Projection using NASA Earth System Data

The United Nations has documented that drought frequency and duration have increased globally since 2000. According to this report 2.3 billion people around the world are currently facing water stress. Although droughts only represent 15% of natural disasters, they killed 650,000 people between 1970 and 2019. Also, it is predicted that by 2050, drought could affect more than 75% of the world’s population. Droughts affect drinking water availability, ecosystems, and crop production – critical for quality and sustainability of plant, animal and human lives. For better water and agricultural management it is crucial to monitor and forecast drought conditions. 

This four-part advanced training will build upon previous ARSET trainings and provide hands-on data analysis exercises for monitoring different types of drought (meteorological, hydrological, and agricultural). Moreover, the training will include drought prediction analysis on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) time scales and climate change projection analysis of drought conditions.

Register 10:00-12:00 EDT (UTC-4)

Register 14:00-16:00 EDT (UTC-4)

Host: NASA Applied Sciences