Past Research

Hydro-Climatological Drought Analyses and Projections Using Meteorological and Hydrological Drought Indices

Research dates: 2010-2012
Investigator(s): Lu Liu, Yang Hong, Mark Shafer, Rachel Riley, James Hocker

A case study in Blue River Basin, Oklahoma: The goal of this study was to reconstruct historical drought occurrences and assess future drought risk for the drought-prone Blue River Basin in Oklahoma, under a likely changing climate using three types of drought indices: Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and Standardized Runoff Index (SRI). See this journal article for more information.