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Author: Dr. R. Nagarajan
Description: 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.
Table of Content: *Introduction * Climate Classification * Drought, Famine and Desertification * Factors Responsible * Effects of Drought * Drought Forecasting * Meteorology * Weather * Tropical Activity * Precipitation `1-pe * Weather Forecast * Clouds * Cloud Mapping - Satellite * Precipitation * Precipitation Climatology * Rainfall Reliability Wizard * Water Resources * Water Scarcity * Critical Issues in Water Resources * Hydrological Process * Water Requirement * Water Balance under Natural Conditions * Irrigation Water * Ground Water * Water Recharge * Sustainability of Water * Groundwater Supply Systems * Crop Yield and Groundwater Abstraction * Stream Flow Analysis * Water Balance Method * Watershed Analysis * Surface Storage * Lakes Cascade Systems * Agriculture * Soil * Soil Water Irrigation * Crop Growth * Crop-water * Crop Irrigation * Water Use Efficiency * Water Stress Situation of Crops * Isrigation Management Practice * Soil WaterAnaiysis * Plant Growth Simulation and Drought Event Analysis * Drought Forecasting/ Prediction of Events * Drought Indices * Drought Assessment Parameters * Indices * Meteorological Indicators * Hydrological Indicators * Agricultural Indicators * Sociological Indicators * Environmental Indicators * Indicators and Triggers * Satellite Remote Sensing * Remote Sensing * Orbital Satellites * Satellite Orbits * Commercial Satellite * Sensors and Products * Spectral Data Analysis * Visual Interpretation * Digital Image Processing * Image Enhancement * Image Classification * Post Classification Processes * Multi-sensor Data Merging * Indices for Drought Analysis * Temporal Analysis * Spatial Data and Geographical Information System * Geographic Information System * Spatial Data * Thematic Map * Data Conversion * Data Models *Attributes of Data * Spatial Data Transformation * Data Analysis * Modelling * Web-based GIS * Creation of Spatial Data Base in Kolar, India * Decision Support System * Alert System * Vulnerability Assessment * Drought Assesment * Vulnerability * Vulnerability Analysis * Vulnerability of Water Supply System * Risk * Drought Scenario * Decision-making *Contingency Drought Plans * Resources, Drought Events and Management Profile of Countries * Africa * Tropical Countries * Non-tropical Countries * Water Politics * Drought Strategies * Index