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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 2846-2856
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.332


Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for Drought Intensity Assessment in South Kashmir
Yogesh Pandey1, Ram Nath Jha2, Sabah Parvaze1, Latief Ahmad1 and Shahzad Faisal1
1College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, SKUAST Kashmir, India
2Agricultural Machinery Testing and Research Centre, Nawalpur, Sarlahi, Nepal
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study deals with the potential of using precipitation-based Standardized Precipitation Index to analyse the temporal pattern of drought in South Kashmir area of Jammu and Kashmir. Monthly precipitation data from 1980 to 2017 for Anantnag region were used to compute Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) values. The computation of SPI series was done for short, intermediate as well as for long time scales. Analysis of SPI values were done to study the temporal patterns of drought occurrence. The drought severity and duration were also estimated. From the analysis, droughts in the Anantnag region occurred during the years 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2016. The intensity of these droughts was found to be severe to extreme. The most prolonged droughts in the region occurred during three successive years during 1999, 2000 and 2001. The SPI values were less than -1 for these years on 6-month, 9-month and12-month time scales. The 12-month SPI values for these years were -1.53, -1.56 and -1.87 respectively. However, the SPI values suggest moderate dryness in place of acute dryness during the years of severe and extreme drought. 


Keywords: Drought, Drought Monitoring, Standardized Precipitation Index, Temporal pattern
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Yogesh Pandey, Ram Nath Jha, Sabah Parvaze, Latief Ahmad and Shahzad Faisal. 2019. Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for Drought Intensity Assessment in South Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 2846-2856. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.332