Climate Change and Climate Variability

Poster Abstract

Drought Monitoring and Forecasting Assessment Using the Satellite Images

Wednesday, January 4
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: ChuLv Hall

Drought is more extensive and long-lasting than any other forms of meteorological disasters so it is likely to cause tremendous damage, but it is hard to identify the root causes of drought occurrence as it is associated with a variety of variables in combination. Therefore, minimizing the impact of drought requires a mid- and long-term prediction of drought, which can begin with a clear understanding of the spatio-temporal distribution and the cause of its occurrence. Korea has seen a number of abnormal drought cases, including dry changma and spring drought as part of the abnormal climate in recent years and has experienced an increase in drought frequency during the period between winter and spring especially in southern region since 1990. Against this backdrop, this study has conducted the assessment of possibility of drought prediction in Korean Peninsula through the quantitative analysis of drought using the satellite image information for analysis of drought in a spatio-temporal manner. Despite some limitations in spatio-temporal analysis based on the historical records, this study has achieved a progress in predictive analysis of drought, to some extent, and is expected to serve as useful base information to come up with appropriate adaptation strategy as well as realistic preparatory and responsive measures.

Joo-Heon Lee

Professor
Joongbu University

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