Source: "Groundwater and Soil Moisture Conditions fromGRACE Data Assimilation." Groundwater and Soil MoistureConditions from GRACE Data Assimilation. N.p., n.d. Web.09 Jan. 2013.Description: This U.S. map shows us that exists moredryness in the red locations which means that thereis a severe drought in the south. There is morewetness in the blue locations which means that thenorthern states don’t suffer drought.
U.S. Drought Monitor January 4, 2000 Valid 7 a.m. ESTIntensity: Drought Impact Types: D0 Abnormally Dry Delineates dominant impacts D1 Drought - Moderate A = Agricultural (crops, pastures, D2 Drought - Severe grasslands) F = Fire danger D3 Drought - Extreme D4 Drought - ExceptionalThe Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions.Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summaryfor forecast statements. Released Thursday, January 6, 2000 http://drought.unl.edu/dm Author: National Drought Mitigation Center
Source: "Drought Monitor Archives." U.S. N.p., n.d. Web. 08Jan. 2013.Description: These both U.S. Drought Maps show theintensity of the drought by color. The more red themore intense the drought is. And the more yellowmore lack of drought in the places. So comparing theU.S. map in 2000 with the U.S. map in 2013 we cansee how the intensity of the drought has increased in13 years. Thus, drought will probably get worse in afuture.
Source: "World Wide Daily Drought Risk Map." World WideDaily Drought Risk Map. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2013Description: This world map shows us in which partsof the world there is a severe drought by labeling itwith red or a mild drought by labeling it with yellow.Thus this world map shows that in North America,more specifically in United States exists a severedrought. South America has mild and severe drought.In other continents like Africa and Oceania there ismild drought. Also in certain parts of Europe there issevere drought.
Source: "Dessler: â€œPaying the Price for ClimateChangeâ€• or a Case of Flawed Statistical Analysis? |Watts Up With That?" Watts Up With That. N.p., n.d. Web.09 Jan. 2013 Description: This graph shows us that between2007 and 2011 the rainfall decreased drasticallywhich will induce a drought. This is one of thecauses why drought is produce, because of thechance in temperatures or the decrease ofrainfall.
ConclusionAccording to my research, I have concluded that thedrought, a long period of time without rainfall or watercaused by the lack of rain, occurs usually in hot dry areas.This natural disaster can cause other phenomena as winderosion, wildfire. This all says that droughts will notdecrease over the time.
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