Mark Svoboda

Mark Svoboda

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  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
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Contact Information

TitleClimatologist | Director, National Drought Mitigation Center
Faculty RankGeoscientist
Address819 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0988
Phone
  • office: 402-472-8238
  • fax: 402-472-2946
E-mailmsvoboda2@unl.edu
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My Story

Mark Svoboda, climatologist, is the Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center. 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

  • Ph.D. in 2016 in Natural Resources Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 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

Bayissa, Y. A., Tadesse, T., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Poulsen, C., Swigart, J., van Andel, S. J. 2019. Developing and evaluating a satellite-based combined drought indicator to monitor agricultural drought: A case study for Ethiopia. GIScience Remote SenOnline
Jongman, B., Hendriks, D., Trambauer, P., Tijjsen, A., Werner, M., Maskey, S., Svoboda, M., Tadesse, T., Velkamp, T., Funk, C., Shukla, S., Hallegatte, S. 2019. Assessing Drought Hazard and Risk: Principles and Implementation Guidance (pp. 88). World BankOnline
Jongman, B., Hendriks, D., Trambauer, P., Tijssen, A., Werner, M., Maskey, S., Svoboda, M., Tadesse, T., Veldkamp, T., Funk, C., Shukla, S., Hallegatte, S. 2019. Assessing Drought Hazard and Risk: Principles and Implementation Guidance. Washington, DC: WoOnline
Lee, H.J., Nam, W.H., Yoon, D.H., Hong, E.M., Kim, D.E., Svoboda, M., Tadesse, T., Wardlow, B. 2019. Satellite-based Evaporative Stress Index (ESI) as an Indicator of Agricultural Drought in North Korea. Journal of the Korean Society of Agricultural EnginOnline
McEvoy, D., Hobbins, M., Brown, T., VanderMolen, K., Wall, T., Huntington, J., Svoboda, M. 2019. Establishing Relationships between Drought Indices and Wildfire Danger Outputs: A Test Case for the California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System. Climate. 7Online
Otkin, J. A., Zhong, Y., Hunt, E., Basara, J., Svoboda, M., Anderson, M. C., Hain, C. 2019. Assessing the Evolution of Soil Moisture and Vegetation Conditions during a Flash Drought–Flash Recovery Sequence over the South-Central United States. Journal of Online
Pena-Gallardo, M., Vicente-Serrano, S. M., Hannaford, J., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Svoboda, M., Dominguez-Castro, F., Maneta, M., Tomas-Burguera, M., Kenawy, A. 2019. Complex influences of meteorological drought time-scales on hydrological droughts in natural Online
Pena-Gallardo, M., Vicente-Serrano, S. M., Quiring, S., Svoboda, M., Hannaford, J., Tomas-Burguera, M., Martin-Hernandez, N., Dominguez-Castro, F., Kenawy, A. 2019. Response of crop yield to different time-scales of drought in the United States: Spatio-teOnline
Reichhuber, A., Gerber, N., Mirzabaev, A., Svoboda, M., Lopez Santos, A., Graw, V., Stefanski, R., Davies, J., Vukovic, A., Fernandez Garcia, M.A., C. Fiati, Jia, X. 2019. The Land-Drought Nexus: Enhancing the Role of Land-based Interventions in Drought MOnline
Bayissa, Y. A., Tadesse, T., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Poulsen, C., Swigart, J., van Andel, S. J. 2018. Developing a satellite-based combined drought indicator to monitor agricultural drought: a case study for Ethiopia. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 56(5): Online
Bijaber, N., El Hadani, Driss, Saidi, M., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Hain, C. R., Poulsen, C. C., Yessef, M., Rochdi, A. (2018). Developing a Remotely Sensed Drought Monitoring Indicator for Morocco. Geosciences, 8(2), 18pp.
Lorenz, D. J., Otkin, J. A., Svoboda, M., Hain, C. R., Zhong, Y. (2018). Forecasting Rapid Drought Intensification Using the Climate Forecast System (CFS). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(16), 8365-8373.
Mariano, D. A., dos Santos, C. C., Wardlow, B., Anderson, M. C., Schiltmeyer, A. V., Tadesse, T., Svoboda, M. (2018). Use of remote sensing indicators to assess effects of drought and human-induced land degradation on ecosystem health in Northeastern Braz
Nam, W.-H., Tadesse, T., Wardlow, B., Hayes, M. J., Svoboda, M., Hong, E., Pachepsky, Y., Jang, M.-W. (2018). Developing the Vegetation Drought Response Index for South Korea (VegDRI-SKorea) to assess the vegetation condition during drought events. InternOnline
Otkin, J. A., Svoboda, M., Hunt, E. D., Ford, T. W., Andersoson, M. C., Hain, C., Basara, J. B. (2018). Flash Droughts: A Review and Assessment of the Challenges Imposed by Rapid-Onset Droughts in the United States (5th ed., vol. 99, pp. 911-919).
Pena-Gallardo, M., Vicente-Serrano, S. M., Dominguez-Castro, F., Quiring, S., Svoboda, M., Begueria, S., Hannaford, J. (2018). Effectiveness of drought indices in identifying impacts on major crops across the USA. Climate Research, 75(3), 221-240.
Stahl, K., Collins, K., Hannaford, J., Knutson, C., Svoboda, M., Wall, N., Barker, L., Tijdeman, E., Acreman, M., Bachmair, S., Overton, I., Crossman, N. (2018). Learning from Stakeholders in Europe, the USA, and Australia to improve drought monitoring an
Tadesse, T., Wall, N., Hayes, M. J., Svoboda, M., Bathke, D. (2018). Improving National and Regional Drought Early Warning Systems in the Greater Horn of Africa. Improving National and Regional Drought Early Warning Systems in the Greater Horn of Africa.
Tijdeman, E., Barker, L., Svoboda, M., Stahl, K. (2018). Natural and Human Influences on the Link Between Meteorological and Hydrological Drought Indices for a Large Set of Catchments in the Contiguous United States. Natural and Human Influences on the Li
Trnka, M., Hayes, M. J., Jurecka, F., Bartosova, L., Anderson, M., Brazdil, R., Brown, J., Camarero, J. J., Cudlin, P., Dobrovolny, P., Eitzinger, J., Feng, S., Finnessey, T., Gregoric, G., Havlik, P., Hain, C., Holman, I., Johnson, D., Kersebaum, K. C.,
Trnka, M., Hayes, M. J., Jurecka, F., Bartosova, L., Anderson, M., Brazdil, R., Brown, J., Camarero, J., Cudlin, P., Dobrovolny, P., Eitzinger, J., Feng, S., Finnessey, T., Gregoric, G., Havlik, P., Hain, C., Holman, I., Johnson, D., Kersebaum, K., Ljungq
Hayes, M. J., Svoboda, M., Redmond, K. (2017). Drought Monitoring and Early Warning: 21st Century Advancements and Challenges. In D. Wilhite and R. Pulwarty (Ed.), Drought and Water Crises: Science, Management, and Policy (pp. 141-154). Oxford University
Huang, J., Svoboda, M., Wood, A., Schubert, S., Peters-Lidard, C., Wood, E., Pulwarty, R., Mariotti, A., Barrie, D. (2017). Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities. In D. WIlhite and R. Pulwarty (Ed.), Drought and Water
Lorenz, D. J., Otkin, J. A., Svoboda, M., Hain, C., Anderson, M., Zhong, Y. (2017). Predicting US Drought Monitor (USDM) States using Precipitation, Soil Moisture, and Evapotranspiration Anomalies, Part I: Development of a Non-Discrete USDM Index. JournalOnline
Lorenz, D. J., Otkin, J. A., Svoboda, M., Hain, C., Anderson, M., Zhong, Y. (2017). Predicting US Drought Monitor (USDM) States using Precipitation, Soil Moisture, and Evapotranspiration Anomalies, Part II: Intraseasonal Drought Intensification Forecasts.Online
Madadgar, S., AghaKouchak, A., Shukla, S., Wood, A., Cheng, L., Sorooshian, S., Hsu, K.-L., Svoboda, M. (2017). A Hybrid Statistical-Dynamical Drought Prediction Framework: Application to the Southwestern United States. Water Resource Journal, 52(7), 5095Online
McNutt, C., Kluck, D., Todey, D., Fuchs, B., Svoboda, M., Black, C. (2017). Floods Punctuated by Drought: Developing an Early Warning System for the Missouri River Basin in the Midst of Alternating Extremes. In D. Wilhite and R. Pulwarty (Ed.), Drought an
Nam, W.-H., Hong, E.-M., Choi, J.-Y., Kim, T., Hayes, M. J., Svoboda, M. (2017). Assessment of the extreme 2014-2015 drought events in North Korea using weekly Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI). Journal of the Korean Society of AgOnline
Svoboda, M., Fuchs, B. (2017). Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices. In D. Wilhite and R. Pulwarty (Ed.), Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy (pp. 155-208). Boca Raton, FL: Oxford University Press/CRC Press.Online
Van Lanen, H. A.J., Vogt, J. V., Andreu, J., Carrao, H., Stefano, L. d., Dutra, E., Feyen, L., Forzieri, G., Hayes, M. J., Iglesias, A., Lavaysse, C., Murray, V., Naumann, G., Pulwarty, R., Spinoni, J., Stahl, K., Stefanski, R., Stilianakis, N., Svoboda, Online
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 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 SocOnline
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 througOnline
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 FoOnline
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 Engineer
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), 88-105Online
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):10Online
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: 274-286Online
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 oOnline
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 bOnline
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 Climat
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, 19Online
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/JHOnline
Trnka, M., Brázdil, R., Balek, J., Semerádová, D., Hlavinka, P., Možný, M., Štěpánek, P., Dobrovolný, P., Zahradníček, P., Dubrovský, M., Eitzinger, J., Fuchs, B., Svoboda, M., Hayes, M., Žalud, Z. (2014). Drivers of soil drying in the Czech Republic betwOnline
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: AtmospOnline
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., vanOnline
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 centr
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 EngaOnline
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): 575-597Online
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. 1Online
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 Internationa
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.
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):11Online
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
Bathke, D., Bernadt, T., Fuchs, B., Svoboda, M. (in press). A Tutorial for the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyNatural Resource SciencesUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2016
Master of ScienceGeography (specialization in remote sensing, climatology, and GIS)University of Nebraska-Lincoln1992
Bachelor of ScienceGeography (specialization in climatology and a minor in meteorology-climatology)University of Nebraska-Lincoln1989

 

Affiliations

 

Websites

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

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

Grants

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 TitleProviding Drought Risk Management Services for the World Bank
Starting Date05/29/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/24/2021
Funding Level$199,994.00
Funding AgencyWorld Bank Group

 

Grant TitleAustralian Combined Drough Indicator
Starting Date05/27/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/28/2020
Funding Level$5,795.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Southern Queensland

 

Grant TitleExtension Guidebook to Help Communities Plan for Drought
Starting Date02/29/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2020
Funding Level$14,897.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Wisconsin Extension

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of a Global Evaporative Stress Indes Based on Thermal and Microwave LST towards Improved Monitoring of Agricultural Water and Vegetation Stress
Starting Date01/17/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2020
Funding Level$56,019.00
Funding AgencyNASA

 

Grant TitleDrought Information Services for Agriculture across the United States (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/30/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/29/2020
Funding Level$833,384.00
Funding AgencyUSDA-OCE

 

Grant TitleProviding Drought Information Services for the Nation: the National Drought Mitigation Center
Starting Date09/01/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2021
Funding Level$791,470.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

 

Grant TitleNIDIS Help Desk Support AWR FY20 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/01/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2020
Funding Level$150,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

 

Grant TitleDrought Risk Management in South Africa
Starting Date06/07/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/15/2020
Funding Level$40,000.00
Funding AgencyWorld Bank Group

 

Grant TitleUSAID MENAdrought
Starting Date06/03/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2021
Funding Level$1,222,118.00
Funding AgencyIWMI

 

Grant TitleMENA Regional Drought Management (Additional Funding)
Starting Date05/20/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2019
Funding Level$478,800.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Environmental Trust

 

Grant TitleDrought Impacts on Grasslands
Starting Date03/15/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2019
Funding Level$84,995.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Interior - GS

 

Grant TitleDrought Information Services for Agriculture across the United States (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2019
Funding Level$925,889.00
Funding AgencyUSDA - OCE

 

Grant TitleNOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date09/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2019
Funding Level$211,552.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Commerce

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of a Global Evaporative Stress Index Based on Thermal and Microwave LST towards Improved Monitoring of Agricultural Water and Vegetation Stress
Starting Date07/11/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2020
Funding Level$27,750.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant Title2016-2017 La Nina Early Warning and Impacts In the Rio Grande Basin (Additional)
Starting Date07/11/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2018
Funding Level$15,000.00
Funding AgencyUSDA - ARS

 

Grant TitleGlobal ESI (Additional Funding)
Starting Date04/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2019
Funding Level$24,114.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautic and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleGlobal Inventory and Comparative Assessment of Drought Risk Modeling Tools.
Starting Date02/14/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date04/20/2019
Funding Level$14,187.00
Funding AgencyDeltares

 

Grant TitleDrought Summit and Outreach
Starting Date01/22/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2019
Funding Level$85,000.00
Funding AgencyAmerican Planning Association

 

Grant TitleDrought Information Services
Starting Date10/03/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2018
Funding Level$927,774.00
Funding AgencyUSDA - OCE

 

Grant TitleNIDIS Portal Assistance (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/01/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2018
Funding Level$150,000.00
Funding AgencyNOAA

 

Grant Title Drought Risk Management and Planning Assistance in the Caribbean
Starting Date01/01/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2017
Funding Level$49,917.00
Funding AgencyCaribbean Institute of Meterology and Hydrology

 

Grant TitleDrought Information Services for Agriculture across the United States (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2017
Funding Level$827,501.00
Funding AgencyUSDA - OCE

 

Grant Title2016-2017 La Nina Early Warning and Impacts In the Rio Grande Basin
Starting Date09/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/31/2017
Funding Level$100,000.00
Funding AgencyUSDA - ARS

 

Grant TitleNIDIS Portal Assistance
Starting Date09/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2017
Funding Level$150,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleAWR: NIDIS DEWS Assistance
Starting Date09/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2017
Funding Level$110,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleDrought Risk Management - California
Starting Date07/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2018
Funding Level$7,615.00
Funding AgencyDeer Research Institute

 

Grant TitleNASA GRACE Follow On Drought/Flood (Additional Funding)
Starting Date02/12/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/10/2018
Funding Level$50,451.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleMENA Regional Drought Management
Starting Date01/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2017
Funding Level$1,025,440.00
Funding AgencyICBA

 

Grant TitleET Mapping Over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date11/10/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$29,916.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleDrought Information Services for Agriculture across the United States
Starting Date10/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2016
Funding Level$839,442.00
Funding AgencyU. S. Department of Agriculture - Office of the Chief Economist

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of Probabilistic Drought Intensification Forecasts Using the GOES-BASED Evaporative Stress Index (additional funding)
Starting Date09/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2017
Funding Level$29,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleAdvancing Drought Moitoring and Prediction Using a Multi-Index Multivariate Framework (additional funding)
Starting Date08/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/31/2016
Funding Level$30,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleThe Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date06/25/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/13/2016
Funding Level$93,169.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date06/16/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$10,731.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleProviding Drought Information Services for the Nation: the National Drought Mitigation Center
Starting Date06/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/31/2018
Funding Level$798,885.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleThe Wind River Indian Reservation's Vulerability to the Impacts of Drought and the Development of Decision Tools to Support Drought Preparedness (additional funding)
Starting Date06/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2015
Funding Level$43,547.00
Funding AgencyColorado State

 

Grant TitleThe Wind River Indian Reservation's Vulerability to the Impacts of Drought and the Development of Decision Tools to Support Drought Preparedness (additional funding)
Starting Date06/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2016
Funding Level$124,117.00
Funding AgencyColorado State University

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date02/27/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$10,731.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleThe Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date02/27/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/13/2016
Funding Level$93,169.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers
Starting Date02/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/31/2015
Funding Level$40,052.00
Funding AgencyDeveloment Alternatives, Inc.

 

Grant TitleEastern Caribbean Drought Workshops
Starting Date01/22/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/20/2016
Funding Level$49,227.00
Funding AgencyOECS

 

Grant TitleIntegrating GRACE and GRACE Follow On Data into Flood and Drought Forecasts for the Continental U.S. (additional funding)
Starting Date12/11/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/10/2018
Funding Level$15,156.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleIntegrating GRACE and GRACE Follow On Data into Flood and Drought Forecasts for the Continental U.S.
Starting Date12/11/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/10/2018
Funding Level$20,208.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration - Goodard Space Flight Center

 

Grant TitleIntegrating GRACE and GRACE Follow On Data into Flood and Drought Forecasts for the Continental U.S. (additional funding)
Starting Date12/11/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/10/2018
Funding Level$15,157.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleImproving US Drought Monitoring - Integrating Soil Moisture Data and Developing a Drought Blends Portal
Starting Date10/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date10/30/2015
Funding Level$150,000.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleDrinking Water Utilities
Starting Date09/25/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/15/2015
Funding Level$17,072.00
Funding AgencyCadmus Group, Inc.

 

Grant TitleDrought Risk Management for the United States
Starting Date09/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2015
Funding Level$693,696.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Oklahoma (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of Probabilistic Drought Intensification Forecasts Using the GOES-BASED Evaporative Stress Index
Starting Date09/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2017
Funding Level$28,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleESI Rapid Drought Onset (additional funding)
Starting Date09/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2015
Funding Level$21,300.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleDrought Impacts: DRIVER (additional funding)
Starting Date08/27/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2016
Funding Level$183,111.00
Funding AgencyNational Science Foundation

 

Grant TitleET Mapping Over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date08/21/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$5,960.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date08/21/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$5,960.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleThe Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date08/15/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/13/2016
Funding Level$124,225.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleThe Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI): An Integrated Approach to Maximizing the Use of NASA Data Sets for Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date08/15/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/13/2016
Funding Level$58,113.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleAdvancing Drought Moitoring and Prediction Using a Multi-Index Multivariate Framework
Starting Date08/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/31/2017
Funding Level$28,000.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleImproving U.S. Drought Monitoring
Starting Date07/16/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/15/2015
Funding Level$240,000.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleTech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date07/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2015
Funding Level$25,000.00
Funding AgencyWorld Bank Group

 

Grant TitleET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date12/31/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$106,576.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleDevelopment of a Multi-Scale Remote-Sensing Based Framework for Mapping Drought over North America (additional funding)
Starting Date12/13/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/12/2016
Funding Level$14,308.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleTech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date10/03/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2014
Funding Level$40,000.00
Funding AgencyWorld Bank Group - IBRD

 

Grant TitleNOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date10/01/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2015
Funding Level$129,050.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleDrought Information Service
Starting Date10/01/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2014
Funding Level$739,809.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleNDMC Drought Information Services for Agriculture
Starting Date09/27/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/26/2014
Funding Level$200,000.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleDrought Impacts: DRIVER
Starting Date09/01/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2016
Funding Level$165,615.00
Funding AgencyNational Science Foundation

 

Grant TitleMoisture into NLDAS (additional funding)
Starting Date09/01/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2014
Funding Level$37,491.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleDrought Impacts: DRIVER (additional funding)
Starting Date09/01/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2016
Funding Level$193,347.00
Funding AgencyNational Science Foundation

 

Grant Title2013 Workshop on Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring and Water Resources Applications
Starting Date08/15/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date10/01/2013
Funding Level$24,553.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleCollaboration WI: Facilitating Adaptive Management under Conditions of Rapid Drought Onset using the Goes-Based Evaporative Stress Index
Starting Date08/01/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/31/2015
Funding Level$20,737.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleEvapotranspiration & Drought Monitor
Starting Date08/24/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/22/2013
Funding Level$8,864.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleRapid Response Drought Monitoring
Starting Date08/14/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/13/2013
Funding Level$121,082.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleRapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date08/14/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/13/2016
Funding Level$324,564.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleNational Drought Mitigation Center Drought Risk Atlas
Starting Date08/01/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/31/2014
Funding Level$127,186.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleMoisture in to NLDAS (additional funding)
Starting Date08/01/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2013
Funding Level$36,519.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date06/22/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/21/2013
Funding Level$29,144.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Maryland

 

Grant TitleRegional Climate Services Support (additional funding)
Starting Date03/31/2012

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2013
Funding Level$624,138.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleNOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center
Starting Date12/31/2011

Investigator(s)

Ending Date03/31/2013
Funding Level$829,888.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleDual Assimiliation of Microwave and Thermal-Infrared Satellite Observations of Soil Moisture
Starting Date09/01/2011

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/31/2012
Funding Level$4,365.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Grant TitleStakeholder Workshop
Starting Date10/01/2010

Investigator(s)

Ending Date10/09/2012
Funding Level$13,367.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Idaho

 

Grant TitleStakeholder Workshop (additional funding)
Starting Date10/01/2010

Investigator(s)

Ending Date10/09/2012
Funding Level$13,367.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Idaho

 

Grant TitleDrought Monitor
Starting Date10/01/2010

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2013
Funding Level$558,401.00
Funding AgencyAgriculture and Food Research Initiative/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

 

Grant TitleMitigation of Ag Drought Models
Starting Date10/01/2010

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/31/2012
Funding Level$20,383.00
Funding AgencyUniversity of Alabama

 

Grant TitleNIDIS Portal Content Development and Help Desk Support (additional funding)
Starting Date08/15/2009

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/14/2012
Funding Level$169,478.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NCDC

 

Grant TitleNIDIS Portal Content Development and Help Desk Support
Starting Date08/15/2009

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/14/2012
Funding Level$497,797.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NCDC

 

Grant TitleA GOES Thermal-Bases Frought Early Warning Index for NIDIS
Starting Date08/01/2009

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/31/2012
Funding Level$62,441.00
Funding AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/OAR

 

Grant TitleDrought Mitigation, Nebraska Project
Starting Date07/15/2009

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/14/2010
Funding Level$437,243.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Agriculture - CSREES

 

Grant TitleIntegrating Enhanced GRACE Water Storage Data (additional funding)
Starting Date08/06/2008

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/05/2011
Funding Level$77,006.00
Funding AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Grant TitleIncorporating Remote Sensing Information into the U.S. Drought Monitor
Starting Date02/01/2007

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2010
Funding Level$54,824.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 

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Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
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