This report is the output from the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) Expert Team on Drought (Expert Team 3.1) from 2014 to 2018. The team members addressed several Terms of Reference (TOR) requested by the 16th Session of the WMO CAgM held in Antalya, Turkey in April 2014. These TORs included the following: (a) Review the definition of drought and conduct a comprehensive review of the definitions and phases of drought (onset, duration, recovery and the ‘end point’ of drought in all regions); (b) Identify case studies and conduct a literature review of the socio‐economic impacts of drought and successful mitigation and preparedness programs and policies. (c) Report on existing material on likely drought changes under future climate variability and change, d) Review the climate science to identify the main mechanisms behind drought onset and persistence (e) Report and make recommendations to CAgM on existing drought indices and potential new drought indices in consultation with the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP).
Collection(s) and Series: AGM- No. 110
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy (ill., maps)