Development of hydro-meteorological drought index under climate change – Semi-arid river basin of Peninsular India

Univariate meteorological drought indices are inadequate to represent the complexity of hydrological conditions under the intensification of hydrological cycle due to climate change at catchment scale

S. Rehana; G. Sireesha Naidu

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • Univariate meteorological drought indices are inadequate to represent the complexity of hydrological conditions under the intensification of hydrological cycle due to climate change at catchment scale
  • The proposed hydrometeorological drought index was potential in identifying meteorological and hydrological drought events accounting for the time-lag effects and comparable with Global Land Evaporation Amsterdam Model remote sensing AET data-based drought index
  • The PET based drought index of SPEI, which is based on energy demand, has shown intensified drought characteristics compared to Standardised Precipitation Actual Evapotranspiration Index, which is based on both energy demand and available moisture supply and can be a promising variable in the drought estimation
  • The climate change projections of precipitation and temperatures downscaled using statistical downscaling model based on K-means clustering, Classification and Regression Trees and Support Vector Regression were used using three General Circulation Model outputs
  • Intensified drought characteristics under climate change has been predicted over Krishna River basin, India, in terms of increase of drought areal extent of about 25%-31%, with increase of drought frequency as 5 years per 20 years and durations as 4–5 months based on the proposed hydrometeorological drought index of SPAEI
  • Intensified drought characteristics under climate change has been predicted over Krishna River basin, India, in terms of increase of drought areal extent of about 25%-31%, with increase of drought frequency as 5 years per 20 years and durations as 4–5 months based on the proposed hydrometeorological drought index of Standardised Precipitation Actual Evapotranspiration Index

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