Regional features of droughts distribution in Ukraine

Authors: Khokhlov V.N., Borovska G.A., Khomenko G.V., Sharaieva T.V.

Year: 2011

Issue: 09

Pages: 73-78


Spatiotemporal features of drought distribution in the Ukraine territory are investigated for the period from 1943 to 2002 with the Palmer Drought Severity Index. The repeatability of months with droughts and droughts themselves, as well as their intensity and duration are analyzed. It is shown that there have been changes in aridity (or humidification) climate in the territory of Ukraine, and these changes were not uniform in different regions.

Tags: climatic change; drought; Palmer Drought Severity Index


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