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dc.contributorYimer, Fantawen_US
dc.contributorTadesse, Menfeseen_US
dc.contributorTesfaye, Kindieen_US
dc.creatorMohammed, Yimeren_US
dc.identifier.citationYimer Mohammed, Fantaw Yimer, Menfese Tadesse, Kindie Tesfaye. (Accepted on 17/5/2017). Meteorological drought assessment in north east highlands of Ethiopia. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the patterns and trends of drought incidence in north east highlands of Ethiopia using monthly rainfall record for the period 1984-2014. Design/methodology/approach Standard precipitation index and Mann – Kendal test were used to analyze drought incident and trends of drought occurrences, respectively. The spatial extent of droughts in the study area has been interpolated by inverse distance weighted method using the spatial analyst tool of ArcGIS. Findings Most of the studied stations experienced drought episodes in 1984, 1987/1988, 1992/1993, 1999, 2003/2004 and 2007/2008 which were among the worst drought years in the history of Ethiopia. The year 1984 was the most drastic and distinct-wide extreme drought episode in all studied stations. The Mann–Kendal test shows an increasing tendencies of drought at three-month (spring) timescale at all stations though significant (p < 0.05) only at Mekaneselam and decreasing tendencies at three-month (summer) and 12-month timescales at all stations. The frequency of total drought was the highest in central and north parts of the region in all study seasons. Originality/value This detail drought characterization can be used as bench mark to take comprehensive drought management measures such as early warning system, preparation and contingency planning, climate change adaptation programs.en_US
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management;en_US
dc.titleMeteorological drought assessment in north east highlands of Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idTesfaye, Kindie: 0000-0002-7201-8053en_US
cg.contributor.centerFrench National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment - INRAE Franceen_US
cg.contributor.centerHawassa University - HU, Ethiopiaen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.projectCRP WHEAT Phase IIen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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