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Drought has been defined in many different terms and interpreted in different ways by meteorologists, hydrologists, and agriculturists. Essentially, the interpretation has depended on the means of evaluation. Hydrologists are essentially concerned with precipitation and runoff and often defines drought as a given period without rain. Agriculturists define drought in terms of soil moisture as related to crop growth. This publication presents many different graphs and maps on precipitation, evapotranspiration, and soil-plant relationships.
Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Epstein, Eliot. 1974. Variability of drought in the Northeast. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 69.