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How Do We Know: Drought

How Do We Know: Drought

Climate Central

Program Summary
Signs of a drought are easy to recognize when the ground cracks, plants shrivel and lake levels plummet. But surviving a drought requires planning and the ability to recognize the markers of the problem before the drought gets severe. So how do we know when a region may be experiencing an early drought? Dr. Heidi Cullen talks to a NASA scientist who relies on sophisticated satellites for the answer.

Related Scientist
Molly Brown is a Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she contributes to research on long-term climate data records, applied science projects, and climate and food security in the developing world.

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