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NC Summer Projects: Behind the Scenes of Drought Measurement

The State Climate Office of North Carolina has a blog on a variety of topics related to climate in the Southeast.  Today’s entry describes some research that their students are doing on the measurement of drought.  One of the new products under development is a Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI)…
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Droughts around the world

California is not the only place on earth currently experiencing drought conditions.  This recent post on the Weather Underground blog describes some of the droughts that are occurring in other countries: http://www.wunderground.com/news/california-historic-drought-world-brazil-africa-korea?cm_ven=FB_NEWS_AS_072815_3.  Market analysts look at these droughts to help predict future prices of commodities like soybeans that can affect…
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