Projected change in the frequency of meteorological droughts

Figure Created 10 Jun 2016 Published 20 Dec 2016 Last modified 22 Feb 2017
The maps show changes in the frequency of meteorological droughts for two future periods (2041-2070, left and 2071-2100, right) and for two emissions scenarios (RCP4.5, top and RCP8.5, bottom). Drought frequency is defined as the number of months in a 30 year period with the Standardised Precipitation Index accumulated over a 6 month period (SPI-6) having a value below -2.

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