Articles | Volume 25, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2475–2490, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2475-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2475–2490, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2475-2021

Research article 17 May 2021

Research article | 17 May 2021

Characteristics of droughts in Argentina's core crop region

Leandro Carlos Sgroi et al.

Model code and software

GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 monthly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.0 H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell https://doi.org/10.5067/9SQ1B3ZXP2C5

GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 monthly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.1 H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell https://doi.org/10.5067/SXAVCZFAQLNO

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Short summary
This study advances the understanding and impacts of drought on wheat, corn, and soybean yields over Argentina's main crop region, where crop production is more intense and represents the main contribution to the country's gross domestic product. Our analysis focuses on drought properties, including the magnitude, frequency at different timescales, duration, and severity. This new approach can be helpful for regional decision-making and planning by water managers and in agricultural contexts.