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Drought indicators in Chile

The Chilean Agroclimatic Observatory is used to create integrated indices, taking into account a number of different drought indicators. The system builds upon the Climate Data Library (CDL), a tool that collects all raw databases relevant to drought monitoring from national and international institutions.
Data in numerous formats can be added, and additional indicators can be calculated using advanced arithmetic or geo-statistical functions.

In order to provide effective decision-support tools, a user-friendly interface was built on top of the CDL, called the “maproom”, which holds relevant drought indices on meteorological, hydrological and agricultural drought, and combines information from national and international datasets.

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