Understanding origins and impacts of drought
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 93, Issue 42, page 417, 16 October 2012
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2012), Understanding origins and impacts of drought, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(42), 417., and , (
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2012
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- extreme drought;
- Volga region Russia;
- crop failure;
- human impact
Impacts of Extreme Weather on Natural, Socio-economic, and Land-Use Systems:Focus on the 2010 Summer Anomaly in the Volga Region;Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, 17–21 June 2012 In the summer of 2010 an extreme drought captured the attention of the media, the Russian government, and the international community. This drought resulted in widespread crop failure within one of the largest wheat-exporting regions of the world, leading to global grain price hikes. A joint NASA, Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD), and Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) meeting at the Volga State University of Technology, held 2 years after the 2010 drought, provided for a wide-ranging and in-depth review of recent research on the drought and its impacts on ecosystems and society and drew participants from the United States, Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan.