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Drought Assessment

R Nagarajan (Author)
Synopsis Most present-day drought management practices are event-based. This book provides the desired collateral information about the onset, progress and termination of drought. Different chapters provide insight into the various aspects of drought; drought indicators; clouds and their classification; surface and sub-surface water and storage system; soil and crop type and water requirement; an overview of orbital satellite data analysis; spatial data and geographical information systems in drought assessment. Drought vulnerability analysis is treated extensively and occurrences and resources profiles of countries are dealt with in detail for comparison and improved decision making.
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About the author

R Nagarajan

Dr. R. Nagarajan is with Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has significantly contributed in the application of remote sensing and GIS in natural disaster assessment, monitoring, natural disaster assessment, monitoring, natural resources and environment, water stress, demand and supply, etc. for the past 30 years. He s actively pursuing his activities on the identification of drought vulnerable areas, indicators and short and long-term preparedness. He has completed several research projects and has contributed articles in national and international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Drought Assessment
Author R Nagarajan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818558978X, 9788185589787
length xii+430p., Tables; Figures; Index.