Water Resources Management

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 249–277 | Cite as

On regional drought estimation and analysis

  • G. Rossi
  • M. Benedini
  • G. Tsakiris
  • S. Giakoumakis
Review Article

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 drought regional drought stochastic models deficit area low-flow analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Rossi
    • 1
  • M. Benedini
    • 2
  • G. Tsakiris
    • 3
  • S. Giakoumakis
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water ManagementUniversity of CataniaItaly
  2. 2.IRSA-CNRRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Rural and Surveying EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensGreece

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