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May 16, 2024

Collaborative project builds on the GCDI to integrate and map social risk with drought vulnerability

To increase resilience to drought and related issues, the second phase of a collaborative project between the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Numerical Weather Modeling Program within the Air Force Weather (AFW) is honing in on the relationship between drought and social risk“Building a Global Composite Drought Indicator (GCDI) Hot Spot Early Warning and Information System” is led by NDMC director Mark Svoboda and started in March 2022. For Phase II of this project, the Air Force is providing funding over a 2-year period, ending May 2025.

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