Articles | Volume 26, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1821–1844, 2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1821–1844, 2022
Research article
11 Apr 2022
Research article | 11 Apr 2022

Drought impact links to meteorological drought indicators and predictability in Spain

Herminia Torelló-Sentelles and Christian L. E. Franzke

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Short summary
Drought affects many regions worldwide, and future climate projections imply that drought severity and frequency will increase. Hence, the impacts of drought on the environment and society will also increase considerably. Monitoring and early warning systems for drought rely on several indicators; however, assessments on how these indicators are linked to impacts are still lacking. Our results show that meteorological indices are best linked to impact occurrences.