Mark Svoboda

Mark Svoboda

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Title National Drought Mitigation Center, Director
Address 819 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0988
Phone 402-472-8238
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail msvoboda2@unl.edu
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Mark Svoboda, climatologist, is the monitoring program area leader for the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), which is based in the School of Natural Resources. He has been with the NDMC since it was established in 1995, and has been one of the U.S. Drought Monitor authors since it was established in 1999. Svoboda serves on the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) implementation team and co-chairs the NIDIS portal development team. As of January 2010, Svoboda was serving on the American Meteorological Society's applied climate committee for a three-year term and is helping lead the effort on updating AMS's Statement on Drought.

Before joining the NDMC in June 1995, Svoboda worked for two years with the Midwest National Technical Center of the USDA-Soil Conservation Service in Lincoln as a GIS/climate specialist. He served as regional coordinator for the center's Global Positioning Systems program, and worked extensively on agro-climatic modeling.

Education

  • M.A. in 1992 in geography with remote sensing, climatology, and GIS specialization from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thesis examined the relationships between AVHRR satellite imagery and vegetative response to rainfall, using the normalized difference vegetation index.
  • B.S. in 1989 in geography with a specialization in climatology and a minor in meteorology-climatology.

Selected Publications

Bachmair, S., Stahl, K., Collins, K., Hannaford, J., Acreman, M., Svoboda, M., Knutson, C., Helm-Smith, K., Wall, N., Fuchs, B., Crossman, N. D., Overton, I. C. 2016. Drought Indicators revisited: practice in monitoring and early warning and the link to drought impacts. 3(4):516-536. Online
Collins, K., Hannaford, J., Svoboda, M., Knutson, C., Wall, N., Bernadt, T., Crossman, N., Overton, I., Acreman, M., Bachmair, S., Stahl, K. 2016. Stakeholders Coinquiries on Drought Impacts, Monitoring, and Early Warning Systems. American Meteorology Society. 217-220. Online
Finnessey, T., Hayes, M. J., Lukas, J., Svoboda, M. 2016. Using Climate Information for Drought Planning. Climate Research. 70:251-263. Online
Muth, M., Anderson, K., Brown, D., Brown, T., Delgado, E., Garfin, G., Hadwen, T., Murphy, V., Pasqual, R. R., Pugh, B., Robles Gutiérrez, J. H., Heim, R., Rippey, B., Svoboda, M. (2016). Advancing preparedness and response to drought and wildfires through North American transboundary collaboration. American Meteorology Society. 57-60. Online
Otkin, J., Anderson, M. C., Hain, C., Svoboda, M., Johnson, D. M., Mueller, R., Tadesse, T., Wardlow, B., Brown, J. (2016). Assessing the evolution of soil moisture and vegetation conditions during the 2012 United States flash drought. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 218: 230-242. Online
Nam, W.H, M.J. Hayes, M.D. Svoboda, T. Tadesse, and D.A. Wilhite, 2015. Drought hazard assessment in the context of climate change for South Korea, Agricultural Water Management, 160:106-117; Online
Nam, W.-H., Hayes, M. J., Wilhite, D., Svoboda, M. (2015). Projection of Temporal Trends on Drought Characteristics using the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration (SPEI) Index in South Korea. Journal of the Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers, 57(1), 37-45.
Nam, W.-H., Kim, T., Hong, E.-M., Hayes, M. J., Svoboda, M. (2015). Water Supply Risk Assessment of Agricultural Reservoirs using Irrigation Vulnerability Model and Cluster Analysis. Journal of the Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers, 57(1), 59-67.
Otkin, J., Anderson, M., Hain, C., Svoboda, M. (2015). Using Temporal Changes In Drought Indices to Generate Probabilistic Drought Intensification Forecasts. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 16(1), 88-105 Online
Otkin, J., M. Shafer, M. Svoboda, B. Wardlow, M.C. Anderson, C. Hain, and J. Basara. 2015. Facilitating the use of drought early warning inform ation through interactions with stakeholders. Bulletin of the American Me teorology Society (BAMS).96(7):1073-1078 Online
Otkin, J., Shafer, M., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Anderson, M., Hain, C., Basara, J. (2015). Facilitating the Use of Drought Early Warning Information through Interactions with Agricultural Stakeholders. American Meteorological Society. 96(7), 1073-1078. Online
Svoboda, M.D., B.A. Fuchs, C.C. Poulsen and J.R. Nothwehr. (2015). The drought risk atlas: Enhancing decision support for drought risk management in the United States. Journal of Hydrology. 526: 274-286 Online
Tadesse, T., B.D. Wardlow, J. Brown, M. Hayes, M. Svoboda, B. Fuchs, and D. Gutzmer, 2015. Assessing the vegetation condition impacts of the 2011 drought across the U.S. Southern Great Plains using the Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI), Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54 (1):153-169. Online
Trnka, M., Brazdil, R., Mozny, M., Stepanek, P., Dubrovsky, M., Zahradnicek, P., Balek, B., Dobrovolny, P., Semaradova, D., Hlavinka, P., Eitzinger, J., Wardlow, B., Svoboda, M., Hayes, M. J., Zalud, Z. (2015). Soil moisture trends in the Czech Republic between 1961 and 2012. Intenational Journal of Climatology. 35(13), 3733-3747. Online
You, J., Hubbard, K., Shulski, M., Svoboda, M., Hayes, M. J. (2015). Development of a Long-Term (1884-2006) Serially Complete Dataset of U.S. Temperatures and Precipitation for climate services. J. Service Climatology, American Association of State Climatologists, 8(1), 1-23.
Fuchs, B.A., M.D. Svoboda, D.A. Wilhite, and M.J. Hayes. 2014. Drought Indices for Drought Risk Assessment in a Changing Climate (Chapter 43). Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Vol. 2: Modeling Climate Changes and Variability, Saeid Eslamian
Hunt, E., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Hubbard, K., Hayes, M. J., Arkebauer, T. (2014). Monitoring the effects of rapid onset of drought on non-irrigated maize with agronomic data and climate-based drought indices. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/AMS, 191, 1-11. Online
Otkin, J., Anderson, M. C., Hain, C., Svoboda, M. (2014). Examining the Relationship between Drought Development and Rapid Changes in the Evaporative Stress Index. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 15(3), 938-956. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JHM-D-13-0110.1 Online
Trnka, M., Brázdil, R., Balek, J., Semerádová, D., Hlavinka, P., Možný, M., Štepánek, P., Dobrovolný, P., Zahradnícek, P., Dubrovský, M., Eitzinger, J., Fuchs, B., Svoboda, M., Hayes, M., Žalud, Z. (2014). Drivers of soil drying in the Czech Republic between 1961 and 2012. International Journal of Climatology. 35: 2664-2675. Online
Xia, Y., Ek, M. B., Peters-Lidard, C. D., Mocko, D., Svoboda, M., Sheffield, J., Wood, E. F. (2014). Application of USDM Statistics in NLDAS-2: Optimal Blended NLDAS Drought Index Over the Continental United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 119(6), 2947-2965. Online
Yu, M., Li, Q., Hayes, M. J., Svoboda, M., Heim, R. (2014). Are droughts becoming more frequent or severe in China based on the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index: 1951–2010? International Journal of Climatology, 34(3), 545-558. Online
Anderson., M. C., Hain, C., Otkin, J., Zhan, X., Mo, K., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Pimstein, A. (2013). An intercomparison of drought indicators based on thermal remote sensing and NLDAS-2 simulations. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 14: 1035-1056. Online
Dubrovsky, M., Hayes, M. J., Duce, P., Trnka, M., Svoboda, M., Zara, P. (2013). Multi-GCM projections of future drought and climate variability indicators for the Mediterranean region. Regional Environmental Change. 14: 1907-1919.
Fu, X., Svoboda, M., Tang, Z., Dai, Z., Wu, J. (2013). An overview of US state drought plans: crisis or risk management? An overview of US state drought plans: crisis or risk management?, 69, 1607-1627.
Otkin, J., Anderson, M. C., Hain, C., Mladenova, I., Basara, J., Svoboda, M. (2013). Examining rapid onset drought development using the thermal infrared based evaporative stress index. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 14, 1057-1074.
Pozzi, W., Sheffield, J., Stefanski, R., Cripe, D., Pulwarty, R., Heim, R., Brewer, M. J., Vogt, J., Westerhoff, R., Pappenberger, F., Werner, M., Lloyd-Hughes, B., Wagner, W., Mo, K., Schubert, S., Dijk, A. v., Svoboda, M., Bettio, L., Nicholson, M., van Beek, R., Bierkens, M., Nunez, L., Lawford, R., Goncalves, L. G., Dutra, E., Wetterhall, F. (2013). Towards A Global Drought Early Warning System: Expanding international cooperation for the development of a framework for global drought monitoring and forecasting. , 10. Online
Trnka, M., Kersenbaum, C., Eitzinger, J., Hayes, M. J., Hlavinka, P., Svoboda, M., Dubrovsky, M., Semeradova, D., Wardlow, B., Pokorny, E., Mozny, M., Wilhite, D., Waltman, W., Zalud, Z. (2013). Consequences of climate change for the soil climate in central Europe and central U.S. Climatic Change. 120: 405-418.
Bathke, D., N. Wall, J. Nothwehr, K. Smith, D. Woudenberg, T. Bernadt, C. Bergman, J. Robine, M. Hayes, M. Svoboda, L. Darby, and R. Pulwarty, 2012: Building a Sustainable Network of Drought Communities. National Integrated Drought Information System Engaging Preparedness Communities Workshop Report, Chicago, Illinois, 37 pp. Online
Wilhite, D.A., M.J. Hayes, and M. Svoboda. 2012. Drought. Encyclopedia on Environmetrics. John Wiley and Sons (in press).
Hayes, M., D. Wilhite, M. Svoboda, and M. Trnka. 2011. Investigating the Connections between Climate Change, Drought, and Agricultural Production. Handbook on climate Change and Agriculture. Edward Eigar Publishing Ltd.
Ryu, J.H., M.D. Svoboda, J.D. Lenters, T. Tadesse, and C.L. Knutson (2010) Finding Potential Extents for ENSO-Driven Hydrologic Drought Forecasts in the United States, Climatic Change, 101(3-4): 575-597 Online
Tadesse, T., B.D. Wardlow, M.J. Hayes, M.D. Svoboda, and J.F. Brown, 2010. The Vegetation Condition Outlook (VegOut): A New Method for Predicting Vegetation Seasonal Greenness. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 47(1):25-52. Online
Dubrovsky, M., M. D. Svoboda, M. Trnka, M. J. Hayes, D. A. Wilhite, Z. Zalud, and P. Hlavinka. (2008). Application of relative drought indices in assessing climate change impacts on drought conditions in Czechia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 96. 155-171. Online
Knutson, C.L., S. Jones, M.E. Sittler, M. Higgins, M.D. Svoboda, D.R. Kluck, and D.A. Wilhite (2008) Development of a Low Flow Early Warning System for the NOAA National Weather Service, USA, Stream Ecology and Low Flows, Special Issue of the International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Vol. 12(F08), pp.44-57
Trnka, M., M. Dubrovsky, M. D. Svoboda, D. Semeradova, M. J. Hayes, Z. Zalud, and D. A. Wilhite. 2008. Developing a regional drought climatology for the Czech Republic. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.1745. Online
Knutson, C. L., M. J. Hayes, and M. D. Svoboda. 2007. Case study of tribal drought planning: the Hualapai Tribe. Natural Hazards Review, 8(4): 125-131. Online
Wilhite, D. A., M. D. Svoboda, and M. J. Hayes. 2007. Understanding the complex impacts of drought: a key to enhancing drought mitigation and preparedness. Journal of Water Resources Management, 21(5): 763-774. Online
Wu, H., M. D. Svoboda, M. J. Hayes, D. A. Wilhite, and F. Wen. 2007. Appropriate application of the Standardized Precipitation Index in arid locations and dry seasons. International Journal of Climatology, 27: 65-79. Online
Wu, H., M. Hayes, D. Wilhite, and M. Svoboda. 2005. The effect of the length of record on the Standardized Precipitation Index calculation. International Journal of Climatology, 25: 505-520. Online
Peters, A.J., Walter-Shea, E., Ji, L., Vina, A., Hays, M., Svoboda, M.D. 2002. Drought Monitoring with NDVI-Based Standardized Vegetation Index. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 68:71-75. Online
Svoboda, M., Hayes, M., Wilhite, D. 2002. The Role of Integrated Drought Monitoring in Drought Mitigation Planning. Planning. Annals of Arid Zones. 40(1):1-11.
Svoboda, M., LeComte, D., Hayes, M. , et. al. 2002. The Drought Monitor: An Integrated Approach to Water Supply Assessment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 83(8):1181-1190
Svoboda, M., LeComte, D., Hayes, M., Heim, R., Gleason, K., Angel, J., Rippey, B., Tinker, R., Palecki, M., Stooksbury, D., Miskus, D., Stevens, S. 2002. An Introduction to the Drought Monitor. The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 83(8):1181-1190. Online
Wilhite, D.A., M. Hayes, and M. Svoboda 2000. Monitoring drought using the standardized precipitation index. Drought Mitigation Center Faculty Publications. Paper 70. chapter 12. Online
Wilhite, D.A., M.J. Hayes, and M.D. Svoboda 2000. Drought monitoring and assessment: Status and trends in the United States. Drought Mitigation Center Faculty Publications. Paper 76. Online
Wilhite, D.A., M.J. Hayes, M.D. Svoboda 2000. Drought Monitoring and Assessment: Status and Trends in the United States. Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe. 149-160. Online
Hayes M.J., M.D. Sovoboda, D.A. Wilhite, O.V. Vanyarko. 1999. Monitoring the 1996 Drought Using the Standardized Precipitation Index. American Meteorological Society. 80(3):429-438. Online

 

Selected Presentations

Essays on Decision Support for Drought Migitgation Planning: A Tale of Three Tools
  • Presentation Type: Dissertation Defense
  • Date: 4/18/2016
  • Abstract:

    The fact that droughts cover all scales, both temporally and spatially, requires an approach that is diverse and flexible. Just as there is no one definition of drought, there is no one prescribed way of planning or monitoring drought. Optimally, the best strategy calls for a multi-pronged approach aimed at dealing with droughts well in advance of their onset. The basic premise of a drought risk management approach is to plan and prepare for droughts given they are a normal part of most climate regimes and regions around the world. Such an approach is much preferred to a reactive, crisis-based approach that only deals with drought after the fact.

    The foundation of a drought plan can be thought of as consisting of three "pillars": drought monitoring and early warning, impacts and vulnerability/risk assessment and planning. This dissertation is separated into three papers that address portions of all of these pillars.

    The first is the development of an evaluation method to analyze and grade state drought planning efforts in the United States. The second paper focuses on the development of a Drought Ready Communities program aimed at developing a guide and resource for drought risk management at the community scale. Finally, understanding one's drought history, or climatology, is essential toward helping better understand where and when droughts and subsequent impacts have occurred, allowing for both the anticipation of what impacts may occur when droughts of various magnitudes return as well as serving as a preparation tool for the reduction or risk from a decision support role in drought mitigation planning. Knowing the frequency and magnitude (a function of severity and duration) of various degrees should be an essential part of the planning process.

    These three papers and concepts are meant to work not only as stand-alone decision support tools, but also together as part of an overarching umbrella of drought mitigation strategies.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geography with a specialization in climatology and a minor in meteorology-climatology (1989)
  • MS - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geography with remote sensing, climatology, and GIS specialization (1992)
  • PhD - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Natural Resource Sciences (2016)

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science

Affiliations (index)

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Climatology
  • Drought
  • Water management
  • Impacts
  • Drought Early Warning Information Systems
  • Drought Monitoring

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Drought Risk Management and Planning Assistance in the Caribbean
Starting Date 1/1/2017
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Cody Knutson
Ending Date 6/30/2017
Funding Level $49,917.00
Funding Source Caribbean Institute of Meterology and Hydrology

 
Grant Title AWR: NIDIS DEWS Assistance
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $110,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NIDIS Portal Assistance
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Mark Svoboda
Natalie Umphlett
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $150,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title 2016-2017 La Nina Early Warning and Impacts In the Rio Grande Basin
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 5/31/2017
Funding Level $100,000.00
Funding Source USDA - ARS

 
Grant Title Drought Information Services for Agriculture across the United States (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 9/30/2017
Funding Level $827,501.00
Funding Source USDA - OCE

 
Grant Title Drought Risk Management - California
Starting Date 7/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2018
Funding Level $7,615.00
Funding Source Deer Research Institute

 
Grant Title MENA Regional Drought Management
Starting Date 1/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Christopher Neale
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 3/31/2017
Funding Level $1,025,440.00
Funding Source ICBA

 
Grant Title Eastern Caribbean Drought Workshops
Starting Date 1/22/2015
Principal Investigators
Brian Fuchs
Co-PIs
Mike Hayes
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 5/20/2016
Funding Level $49,227.00
Funding Source OECS

 
Grant Title NASA GRACE Follow On Drought/Flood (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 2/12/2016
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/10/2018
Funding Level $50,451.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title The Wind River Indian Reservation's Vulerability to the Impacts of Drought and the Development of Decision Tools to Support Drought Preparedness (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 9/30/2016
Funding Level $124,117.00
Funding Source Colorado State University

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date 11/10/2015
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $29,916.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Information Services for Agriculture across the United States
Starting Date 10/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 9/30/2016
Funding Level $839,442.00
Funding Source U. S. Department of Agriculture - Office of the Chief Economist

 
Grant Title The Wind River Indian Reservation's Vulerability to the Impacts of Drought and the Development of Decision Tools to Support Drought Preparedness (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 9/30/2015
Funding Level $43,547.00
Funding Source Colorado State

 
Grant Title Development of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/21/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $5,960.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $58,113.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Impacts: DRIVER (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/27/2014
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2016
Funding Level $183,111.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Development of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/16/2015
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $10,731.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/25/2015
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $93,169.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Development of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date 2/27/2015
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $10,731.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Providing Drought Information Services for the Nation: the National Drought Mitigation Center
Starting Date 6/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 5/31/2018
Funding Level $798,885.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Advancing Drought Moitoring and Prediction Using a Multi-Index Multivariate Framework (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 7/31/2016
Funding Level $30,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Development of Probabilistic Drought Intensification Forecasts Using the GOES-BASED Evaporative Stress Index (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $29,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Integrating GRACE and GRACE Follow On Data into Flood and Drought Forecasts for the Continental U.S. (additional funding)
Starting Date 12/11/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/10/2018
Funding Level $15,156.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Development of Probabilistic Drought Intensification Forecasts Using the GOES-BASED Evaporative Stress Index
Starting Date 9/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2017
Funding Level $28,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Advancing Drought Moitoring and Prediction Using a Multi-Index Multivariate Framework
Starting Date 8/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 7/31/2017
Funding Level $28,000.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Development of the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers
Starting Date 2/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Kelly Smith
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $40,052.00
Funding Source Develoment Alternatives, Inc.

 
Grant Title The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 2/27/2015
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $93,169.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Integrating GRACE and GRACE Follow On Data into Flood and Drought Forecasts for the Continental U.S. (additional funding)
Starting Date 12/11/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/10/2018
Funding Level $15,157.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Integrating GRACE and GRACE Follow On Data into Flood and Drought Forecasts for the Continental U.S.
Starting Date 12/11/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/10/2018
Funding Level $20,208.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Goodard Space Flight Center

 
Grant Title The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $124,225.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Development of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date 12/13/2013
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $14,308.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Risk Management for the United States
Starting Date 9/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/31/2015
Funding Level $693,696.00
Funding Source University of Oklahoma (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 
Grant Title Improving US Drought Monitoring - Integrating Soil Moisture Data and Developing a Drought Blends Portal
Starting Date 10/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 10/30/2015
Funding Level $150,000.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/21/2014
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $5,960.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drinking Water Utilities
Starting Date 9/25/2014
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/15/2015
Funding Level $17,072.00
Funding Source Cadmus Group, Inc.

 
Grant Title Tech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date 7/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Kelly Smith
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source World Bank Group

 
Grant Title Drought Impacts: DRIVER (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2016
Funding Level $193,347.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $129,050.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Improving U.S. Drought Monitoring
Starting Date 7/16/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 7/15/2015
Funding Level $240,000.00
Funding Source Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title ESI Rapid Drought Onset (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 8/31/2015
Funding Level $21,300.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date 12/31/2013
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $106,576.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Tech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date 10/3/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Kelly Smith
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2014
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source World Bank Group - IBRD

 
Grant Title NDMC Drought Information Services for Agriculture
Starting Date 9/27/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 9/26/2014
Funding Level $200,000.00
Funding Source Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Drought Information Service
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 9/30/2014
Funding Level $739,809.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/14/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $324,564.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Impacts: DRIVER
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2016
Funding Level $165,615.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title 2013 Workshop on Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring and Water Resources Applications
Starting Date 8/15/2013
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 10/1/2013
Funding Level $24,553.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Collaboration WI: Facilitating Adaptive Management under Conditions of Rapid Drought Onset using the Goes-Based Evaporative Stress Index
Starting Date 8/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/31/2015
Funding Level $20,737.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Moisture into NLDAS (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2014
Funding Level $37,491.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date 6/22/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Brian Fuchs
Tsegaye Tadesse
Karin Callahan
Ending Date 6/21/2013
Funding Level $29,144.00
Funding Source University of Maryland

 
Grant Title National Drought Mitigation Center Drought Risk Atlas
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $127,186.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Stakeholder Workshop (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 10/9/2012
Funding Level $13,367.00
Funding Source University of Idaho

 
Grant Title Evapotranspiration & Drought Monitor
Starting Date 8/24/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/22/2013
Funding Level $8,864.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Rapid Response Drought Monitoring
Starting Date 8/14/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2013
Funding Level $121,082.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Moisture in to NLDAS (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2013
Funding Level $36,519.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Stakeholder Workshop
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 10/9/2012
Funding Level $13,367.00
Funding Source University of Idaho

 
Grant Title Regional Climate Services Support (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/31/2012
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Ken Hubbard
Jinsheng You
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $624,138.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center
Starting Date 12/31/2011
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Deb Bathke
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $829,888.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Dual Assimiliation of Microwave and Thermal-Infrared Satellite Observations of Soil Moisture
Starting Date 9/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2012
Funding Level $4,365.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NIDIS Portal Content Development and Help Desk Support (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/14/2012
Funding Level $169,478.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NCDC

 
Grant Title Mitigation of Ag Drought Models
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $20,383.00
Funding Source University of Alabama

 
Grant Title Integrating Enhanced GRACE Water Storage Data (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/6/2008
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Brian Fuchs
Soren Scott
Ending Date 8/5/2011
Funding Level $77,006.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Monitor
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Cody Knutson
Deb Bathke
Ending Date 9/30/2013
Funding Level $558,401.00
Funding Source Agriculture and Food Research Initiative/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

 
Grant Title NIDIS Portal Content Development and Help Desk Support
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/14/2012
Funding Level $497,797.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NCDC

 
Grant Title A GOES Thermal-Bases Frought Early Warning Index for NIDIS
Starting Date 8/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $62,441.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/OAR

 
Grant Title Drought Mitigation, Nebraska Project
Starting Date 7/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Cody Knutson
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/14/2010
Funding Level $437,243.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture - CSREES

 
Grant Title Incorporating Remote Sensing Information into the U.S. Drought Monitor
Starting Date 2/1/2007
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 9/30/2010
Funding Level $54,824.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey