Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4649–4665, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4649-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4649–4665, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4649-2018

Research article 06 Sep 2018

Research article | 06 Sep 2018

The effect of climate type on timescales of drought propagation in an ensemble of global hydrological models

Anouk I. Gevaert et al.

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Drought is a natural hazard that has severe environmental and socioeconomic impacts around the globe. Here, we quantified the time taken for drought to propagate from precipitation droughts to soil moisture and streamflow droughts. Results show that propagation timescales are strongly related to climate type, with fast responses in tropical regions and slow responses in arid regions. Insight into the timescales of drought propagation globally may help improve seasonal drought forecasting.