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In this activity students develop a practical understanding of the causes and symptoms of drought. They read background articles and prepare a physical model to illustrate the role that soil moisture plays in preventing or promoting drought. Students use Google Earth to examine precipitation and streamflow data and use them to predict locations that are experiencing drought. They check their predictions by comparing them to a drought monitor map. In the final section, students examine and interpret the current map of the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110210190629763T,Higher Education,NSDL,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Soils and Agriculture,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Regional climates,Soils,Extreme weather,Extreme Weather,NSDL_SetSpec_2669651,Water Quality and Quantity,Geoscience

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    English

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