Projected drought severity changes in Southeast Asia under medium and extreme climate change

M.H. Hariadi, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Wageningen University
De Bilt : KNMI

The El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the main driver of seasonal conditions in the Southeast Asia region and the El-Nino (EN) is related to the dry period that affects the food security in the region. The EN of 1997 was recorded as the strongest ever El-Nino and brought the driest period for the region on record, with the EN of 1982 a close second. In this thesis, we analyse the impact of reduced rainfall and the extreme high temperatures associated with EN events on drought conditions, by comparing the drought conditions of EN 1982 and EN 1997 as strong EN events, with EN 2015 as a moderate EN that had extreme warm temperatures by calculating the self-calibration Palmer drought severity index (scPDSI).

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(Scientific report = Wetenschappelijk rapport ; WR 2017-02)
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M.Sc Thesis Wageningen University