North American Drought Monitor

Created by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the North American Drought Monitor (NADM) is a collaborative continental product that illustrates the ways in which nations can work together to provide climate services that benefit them all. Historically, people have responded to drought in a reactive manner. More recently, however, we have been able to anticipate drought and prepare in a more proactive manner. This is the result of programs like NADM and related initiatives such as the US Drought Monitor (USDM), and the US National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), and international and domestic drought response plans. NADM is produced on a monthly basis through the integration of information provided by partnering countries, using the USDM in the US and similar national drought monitors produced by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Canada and the National Meteorological Service in Mexico.

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Heim, R. and M.J. Brewer


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