SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Drought propagation patterns under naturalized condition using daily hydrometeorological data 
Authors:Li, J., Y. Guo, Y. Wang, S. Lu and X. Chen 
Journal:Advances in Meteorology 
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Article ID:2469156 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:drought assessment 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:44,600 km^2 Luanhe River, located in northeast China. 
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Abstract:Drought propagation pattern forms a basis for establishing drought monitoring and early warning. Due to its regional disparity, it is necessary and significant to investigate the pattern of drought propagation in a specific region. With the objective of improving understanding of drought propagation pattern in the Luanhe River basin, we first simulated soil moisture and streamflow in naturalized situation on daily time scale by using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. ,e threshold level method was utilized in identifying drought events and drought characteristics. Compared with meteorological drought, the number of drought events was less and duration was longer for agricultural and hydrological droughts. ,e results showed that there were 3 types of drought propagation pattern: from meteorological drought to agricultural/hydrological drought (M-A/H), agricultural/hydrological drought without meteorological drought (NM-A/H), and meteorological drought only (M). To explain the drought propagation pattern, possible driven factors were determined, and the relations between agricultural/hydrological drought and the driven factors were built using multiple regression models with the coefficients of determination of 0.4 and 0.656, respectively. ,ese results could provide valuable information for drought early warning and forecast.