Overall Green alert Drought for Southern Great Plains (USA)-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 1 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Southern Great Plains (USA)-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 52 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 98124 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So PerilousSat, 11 Jul 2020 04:23:00 +0200.

A perfect storm of crises is forming across the United States. Above our heads, a “heat dome” of high pressure could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks. This coming in a summer wh
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NASA Finds Conditions Ripe for Active Amazon Fire, Atlantic Hurricane ... Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:18:00 +0200.

Warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean so far in 2020 have set the stage for an active hurricane season and elevated the risk of fires in the southern Amazon, according to scientists at NASA and th
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How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So PerilousFri, 10 Jul 2020 13:47:00 +0200.

A perfect storm of crises is forming across the United States. Above our heads, a “heat dome” of high pressure could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks. This coming in a summer wh
...(more)
Coronavirus: Seis formas en que la naturaleza nos protege del cambio c ... Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:16:00 +0200.

Los bosques, los humedales y otros ecosistemas actúan como amortiguadores contra el clima extremo y protegen casas, cultivos, fuentes de agua dulce e infraestructura vital, aseveró la ONU. Para 2050, el nivel del mar podría ser tan alto co
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