Projected change in the frequency of meteorological droughts

Figure Created 10 Jun 2016 Published 20 Dec 2016 Last modified 26 Jul 2017
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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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