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U.S. Drought Map – June 27 Release

Posted by feww on June 28, 2013

Severe and Extreme Drought Levels Spread in the West and South

‘Severe’ and ‘Extreme’ and Exceptional Drought’ levels—D2, D3 and D4 on the U.S. Drought Monitor Scale—increase in western United States from 51.90 to 56.71% since last week , while the South experienced a rise of about 1.7% in Severe and Extreme drought levels in the same period.

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US Drought Map as of June 25, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on June 27, 2013.

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Drought Disaster Spreads to Dozens of Counties across 10 States

Posted by feww on February 28, 2013

135 counties across 10 states designated as drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 135 counties across 10 states and an independent city in Nevada as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

  • The states are Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Utah.
  • The designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of Feb. 27, 2013.  Source: USDA

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US Drought Map for February 19, 2013, Released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on February 21, 2013. The map was prepared before the current winter storm.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013


February 28, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,108 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,108 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Deepening Drought Threatens Third of the U-S

Posted by feww on March 3, 2011

Crop Damage Caused by Drought Could Send [Soaring] Food Prices Through the Ceiling

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Dry Mouth, Burning Eyes?

Posted by feww on September 20, 2010


Drought and Air Quality Map (August 2010)

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Drought and Air Quality Map (August 2009)

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The two maps show aerosols as measured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite. Top image was acquired August 1 – 31, 2010, above image exactly a year earlier on August 1 – 31, 2009,. Source: NASA E/O. For full caption click here.

How Aerosols Penetrate Atmosphere

  • Car exhausts and industrial emissions heated by high temperatures
  • Fires
  • Dust storms
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Drought, strong winds and heatwaves accelerate formation of chemical aerosols.

Aerosol concentrations

  • Are influenced by the weather
  • Affect weather patterns
  • Help/hinder cloud formation
  • Filter light, making regional temperatures cooler
  • Absorb energy, heating the atmosphere.

Worst Affected Areas in August 2010

  • Russia (drought and heatwaves causing fires)
  • South America (Drought over the Amazon basin causing fires; volcanic eruptions)
  • Canada (wildfires caused by drought in Canada’s boreal forest)
  • Central Africa (fires started by farmers to clear land for farming)
  • North Africa, Arabian peninsula, and southwest Asia come (caused by dust storms)
  • China, Europe, and the U.S. (industrial emissions, mainly from burning coal; vehicle exhaust)

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