Drought: A Paleo Perspective
Drought Beginning
Drought Story
Drought Data
Drought Final Word

Drought Site Map
Paleoclimatology Homepage

The Story

Drought is an elusive climate event. The effects of drought, economically and environmentally, are often subtle to begin with, but can end up being incredibly costly and devastating.

How do we define drought? What have we learned about past droughts? How can information about past drought further our understanding and better prepare us for the droughts of the future?

These questions will answered in the following sections: