Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science
Volume 130 All articles Published: 16 June 2021 Article ID 0121 Research article
Agriculture in hill and mountain ecosystems is predominantly rainfed with common occurrence of moisture stress. It is a natural disaster which evolves in time and its impacts last for a long time. In the present investigation, long-term monthly precipitation data for 40 years (1980–2019) were used for characterizing agricultural drought in Almora and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand in India. Different drought indices based on meteorological data like standard precipitation index (SPI), percentage of departure (
$\bullet$ Meteorological drought indices have been used to identify agricultural drought.
$\bullet$ SPI-1 showed very strong correlation with percentage of departure.
$\bullet$ Meteorological based SPI was well correlated with satellite based drought indices.
$\bullet$Study suggest to use multiple drought indices for drought Identification.
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