Observed trends in frequency and severity of meteorological droughts

Figure Created 08 Jul 2016 Published 20 Dec 2016 Last modified 21 Dec 2016
Trends in frequency (upper) and severity (lower) of meteorological droughts between 1950 and 2012. Trends are based on a combination of three different drought indices - SPI, SPEI and RDI accumulated over 12-month periods. Dots: trends significant at ≥ 95%.

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