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Hydroclimatic Index in Drought Forecasting and Climate Scenario Building for the Colorado River Basin (CRB)

Project ID: 8836
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Haws
Research Topic: Water Supply Forecasting
Funded Fiscal Years: 2007 and 2008
Keywords: None

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Hydroclimatic Index-MBDI Final Report Haws-Ellis.pdf (final, PDF, 818KB)
By Andrew Ellis and Mitch Haws
Publication completed on January 20, 2011

Drought monitoring/forecasting tools available in Arizona and the Southwest with a new, easily understood drought index now called "Moisture Balance Drought Index"(MBDI). The index contrasts precipitation with climatic demand for water across any geographic domain and to be used to specify the time periods most appropriate for monitoring different forms of drought to fill a knowledge gap identified by stakeholders. The index generates fine-scale resolution for the Colorado River basin.
Keywords: hyroclimatic index, moisture balance drought index, colorodo river basin, drought, prism, palmer drought severity index, standardized precipitation index

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