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  1. PBS documentaries focus on climate change and drought

    20 Nov 2012 | Posted by Melissa Widhalm

    PBS has recently aired two documentaries discussing issues that are highly relevant to the U2U project. FRONTLINE - Climate of Doubt: [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/climate-of-doubt/...

    https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2ugroup/blog/2012/11/pbs-documentaries-focus-on-climate-change-and-drought

  2. U.S. Heartland Farmers Value Conservation Programs, Reject Cutting Conservation Funding

    27 Sep 2012 | Posted by Melissa Widhalm

    In 2012, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies surveyed farmers in 13 Midwestern and Great Plains states about conservation program funding. You can find a brief overview...

    https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2ugroup/blog/2012/09/us-heartland-farmers-value-conservation-programs-reject-cutting-conservation-funding

  3. Drought Impact Comparison Maps - New York Times (8/24/2012)

    27 Aug 2012 | Posted by Melissa Widhalm

    The New York Times recently published some interesting graphics showing crop losses by year for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, sorghum, and pasture - with some comparisons between the 2012 and 1988...

    https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2ugroup/blog/2012/08/drought-impact-comparison-maps---new-york-times-8242012

  4. Overview of Agricultural Disaster Assistance - from Cornhusker Economics (8/8/2012)

    21 Aug 2012 | Posted by Melissa Widhalm

    The August 8, 2012 edition of Cornhusker Economics focused the past, current, and future state of federal agricultural disaster assistance. It's an easy read and well put together with lots of...

    https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2ugroup/blog/2012/08/overview-of-agricultural-disaster-assistance---from-cornhusker-economics-882012

  5. Midwest and Great Plains Drought Update Webinar, July 3, 2012

    29 Jun 2012 | Posted by Melissa Widhalm

    Drought has taken hold in much of our region, and it's on the minds of many. If you are looking to hear more information about the current drought conditions, regional impacts, and climate...

    https://mygeohub.org/groups/u2ugroup/blog/2012/06/midwest-and-great-plains-drought-update-webinar-july-3-2012

  6. A seasonal-scale climatological analysis correlating spring tornadic activity with antecedent fall–winter drought in the southeastern United States

    14 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dev Niyogi

    Using rain gauge and satellite-based rainfall climatologies and the NOAA Storm PredictionCenter tornado database (1952–2007), this study found a statistically significant tendency forfall–winter drought conditions to be correlated with below-normal tornado days the followingspring in north...

  7. A copula-based joint deficit index for droughts

    31 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Rao S Govindaraju

    Current drought information is based on indices that do not capture the joint behaviors of hydrologic variables. To address this limitation, the potential of copulas in characterizing droughts from multiplevariables is explored in this study. Starting from the standardized index (SI) algorithm, a...

  8. A spatio-temporal drought analysis for the Midwestern US

    15 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Rao S Govindaraju, Dev Niyogi

    Droughts are prolonged abnormalities of moisture deficits that vary widely across temporal and spatial scales. Many hydrometeorologic variables are used to monitor the status of a drought. However, because of the dependence structure between all affecting variables under various temporal windows,...