Researchers use GIS to monitor droughts

Researchers use GIS to monitor droughts

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South Korea: Researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Scince and Technology in South Korea are using GIS modelling and historic climate data to monitor droughts.

Central region of the country has been suffering from floods while southern part of the country is facing extremely hot and dry weather. Since weather patterns are no longer statistically predictable, researchers have turned towards using GIS to tackle the situation. The team of researchers led by Prof. Jung Ho Im has developed a GIS-based model which uses historic climate data to create reliable patterns. “South Korea needs to pay closer attention to drought monitoring and prediction. This research will be a stepping stone for developing an infrastructure and utilising satellite data for drought monitoring.”

Source: sciencedaily.com