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Manifestations of Drought

Chapter


Abstract


  • Drought is a natural, recurrent feature of climate change. Some authors suggest, however, that its effects have been exacerbated due to climate change, thus the terms are often linked. Drought occurs in virtually all climatic zones, yet its characteristics vary considerably among regions with some experiencing extreme, prolonged, drying conditions such as Australia and others recording drought if there has been an absence of precipitation for more than 6 days as was the case in Bali, Indonesia, in 1964 (Ponso, 2004). As such, it is important to recognize that the experience of drought can differ significantly between geographic regions and even within the same country. Despite drought occurring naturally for thousands of years, there is still, however, no single, universal definition of drought that exists today.

UOW Authors


  •   Sherval, Meg (external author)
  •   Askew, Louise E. (external author)
  •   McGuirk, Pauline

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Sherval, M., Askew, L. E. & McGuirk, P. M. (2014). Manifestations of Drought. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 3756-3761). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789400707528

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

Start Page


  • 3756

End Page


  • 3761

Place Of Publication


  • Dordrecht, Netherlands

Abstract


  • Drought is a natural, recurrent feature of climate change. Some authors suggest, however, that its effects have been exacerbated due to climate change, thus the terms are often linked. Drought occurs in virtually all climatic zones, yet its characteristics vary considerably among regions with some experiencing extreme, prolonged, drying conditions such as Australia and others recording drought if there has been an absence of precipitation for more than 6 days as was the case in Bali, Indonesia, in 1964 (Ponso, 2004). As such, it is important to recognize that the experience of drought can differ significantly between geographic regions and even within the same country. Despite drought occurring naturally for thousands of years, there is still, however, no single, universal definition of drought that exists today.

UOW Authors


  •   Sherval, Meg (external author)
  •   Askew, Louise E. (external author)
  •   McGuirk, Pauline

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Sherval, M., Askew, L. E. & McGuirk, P. M. (2014). Manifestations of Drought. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 3756-3761). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789400707528

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

Start Page


  • 3756

End Page


  • 3761

Place Of Publication


  • Dordrecht, Netherlands