Accession Number : ADA267547


Title :   The Standardized Precipitation Index and Its Use in the Western Contiguous United States


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Forman, Keith


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267547.pdf


Report Date : 03 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : Droughts have been a concern to all sectors of the economy since the beginning of mankind. The importance of understanding, monitoring, and forecasting these dry events is of paramount concern to the world considering the population increases seen over the last few decades. There is a finite supply of water available to the world in relatively inexpensive forms needed for drinking and to support food productions


Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING , *ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION , PREDICTIONS , DROUGHT , STANDARDIZATION , INDEXES


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE