Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2483–2505, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2483-2016

Special issue: HYPER Droughts (HYdrological Precipitation – Evaporation...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2483–2505, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2483-2016

Research article 24 Jun 2016

Research article | 24 Jun 2016

From meteorological to hydrological drought using standardised indicators

Lucy J. Barker et al.

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Short summary
Standardised meteorological indicators are widely used in drought monitoring, but applications to hydrological drought are less extensive. Here we assess the utility of standardised indicators for characterising drought duration, severity and propagation in a diverse set of 121 UK catchments. Spatial variations in streamflow drought characteristics reflect differences in drought propagation behaviour that are themselves largely driven by heterogeneity in catchment properties around the UK.