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GEMET General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

drought

Definition

A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently prolonged so that the lack of water causes a serious hydrologic imbalance (such as crop damage, water supply shortage) in the affected area. (Source: MGH)

Themes
  • climate
  • natural dynamics
Groups
  • ATMOSPHERE (air, climate)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2347