Drought & Precipitation Monitoring in the Caribbean


The Caribbean is highly susceptible to precipitation extremes, but until 2009 there was no systematic method to study past droughts or forecast future trends. To meet this need, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) was established. The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network serves several purposes. Linking national and local government organizations, the CDPMN collects drought and flood data and makes relevant information available to water managers, farmers, and citizens. Drawing on the broader network, CDPMN also identifies and monitors trends.

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology & Hydrology
Blakeley, S., and A. Trotman

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