Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Research article
04 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 04 Jul 2016

A quantitative analysis to objectively appraise drought indicators and model drought impacts

S. Bachmair, C. Svensson, J. Hannaford, L. J. Barker, and K. Stahl


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Dec 2015) by Jean-Philippe Vidal
AR by Sophie Bachmair on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Feb 2016) by Jean-Philippe Vidal
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Apr 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (29 Apr 2016) by Jean-Philippe Vidal
AR by Sophie Bachmair on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 May 2016) by Jean-Philippe Vidal
Short summary
To date, there is little empirical evidence as to which indicator best represents drought impact occurrence for any given region and/or sector. We therefore exploited text-based data from the European Drought Impact report Inventory (EDII) to evaluate drought indicators, empirically determine indicator thresholds, and model drought impacts. A quantitative analysis using Germany and the UK as a testbed proved to be a useful tool for objectively appraising drought indicators.