Water Resources Management

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 249–277

On regional drought estimation and analysis

Authors

  • G. Rossi
    • Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water ManagementUniversity of Catania
  • M. Benedini
    • IRSA-CNR
  • G. Tsakiris
    • Department of Rural and Surveying EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens
  • S. Giakoumakis
    • Department of Rural and Surveying EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00872280

Cite this article as:
Rossi, G., Benedini, M., Tsakiris, G. et al. Water Resour Manage (1992) 6: 249. doi:10.1007/BF00872280

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to review the existing methodologies for the estimation and analysis of regional drought. As a first step, point drought methods are presented. Further emphasis is given to the definition and estimation of regional drought characteristics. Stochastic processes for simulating the time-space variability of drought, are presented. Finally, illustrative examples are shown and recommendations for further research are given.

Key words

Point droughtregional droughtstochastic modelsdeficit arealow-flow analysis

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992