Methodology

Drought advisories are prepared using:

· SPI calculated from point rainfall data

· Water availability in reservoirs

· Soil Moisture data

· Field reports

Drought Monitor

Drought monitors are prepared using:

· SPI calculated from point rainfall data

· NDVI from remote sensing

· Water availability in reservoirs

· Soil Moisture data

· Field reports.

· Sub-surface water situation

National Drought Monitoring Centre is serving the nation keeping in view the following major objectives.

Serve as a hub for the collection, consolidation and analysis of drought related data from all possible sources in the country.

Prepare and issue monthly drought bulletins & moisture stresses in different regions of country based on various indices.

Advising government agencies on drought related matters including drought declaration.

Conduct research in drought related issues and develop statistical models for improved drought prediction.

Objectives & Methodology

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Contact :
ndmcisl@ndmc.gov.pk

The Data Acquisition

Equipment

Quantity

Target Area

AWS with Soil Moisture Sensors

45

Whole Country

Ordinary Rain Gauges

291

Whole country

Fenyun HRPT Remote Sensing

1

Whole Country