Aridity and Drought

  • Robert Maliva
  • Thomas Missimer
Chapter
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Aridity is a term that most people conceptually understand, and it evokes images of dry, desert lands with sparse natural surface-water bodies and rainfall, and commonly only scant vegetation, which is adapted to a paucity of water.

Keywords

Arid Region Standardize Precipitation Index Great Plain Land Degradation Drought Index 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Maliva
    • 1
  • Thomas Missimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger Water ServicesFort MyersUSA
  2. 2. Water Desalination and Reuse CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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