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Drought - Current Risk, Global (v1.0)

Description

This is a monthly dataset for the globe capturing the current risk from drought using classifications of drought monitoring indices.

Categories:
drought, agriculture, current, global, monthly, spei, spi
Temporal Extent:
2024-01-01
Region:
Global
Resolution:
110 km
Product Version:
1.0

Technical Description

The Current Drought Risk product captures the current risk of drought across the globe using well-established drought monitoring metrics. These drought products seek to identify global areas where current drought conditions may cause losses to agriculture; affect the supply of water, energy production, public health and wildlife; or contribute to wildfire conditions.

This dataset contains two separate layers - one for Short-term Current Drought and one for Long-term Current Drought. The Short-term Current Drought layer uses shorter aggregation periods of drought indices to capture drought that is likely to affect vegetation or agricultural systems.
The Long-term Current Drought layer uses longer aggregation periods of drought indices to capture drought that is likely to affect water resources, energy production, public health, and wildlife.

This dataset contains the following fields:

  • drought_class: The drought classification for each pixel location. The values are integers from 0-4 representing the drought classes of no drought (0), mild drought (1), moderate drought (2), severe drought (3), and extreme drought (4).