Is a Drought in Your Future? Auburn University Looks to Predict Weather Patterns
It’s easy to check the weather and see if rain or sunshine is in the forecast but it’s a lot harder to predict droughts. Droughts do not appear suddenly in regions and can remain for a long period of time, making them unpredictable.
Auburn University’s College of Agriculture is developing a Drought Early Warning System for the Southeast, which will monitor, forecast, and prepare the region for droughts. By predicting droughts, states can manage their farm economies and water resources more effectively and farmers will be able to prepare irrigation in advance.
The Drought Early Warning System is just one of the tools Auburn University is working on to fight back against drought. Read about the others here.