Liu and Yin publish piece on drought index

ESSIC assistant research scientists Jicheng Liu and Jifu Yin have a new article in Water Resources Research that describes the progress made in developing a “Blended Drought Index.” The new Blended Drought Index showed the best performances of several other indices as compared to official drought records. One of the events used for the analysis was the 2011 drought in the U.S. Southwest.