Historic Agricultural Drought Frequency (Global - 1 Km - ASIS)

Historic Agricultural Drought Frequency Maps depict the frequency of severe drought in areas where 30 percent/50 percent of the cropland/grassland has been affected. The historical frequency of severe droughts (as defined by ASI) is based on the entire ASI times series (1984-2020).

Formula: The number of years when land affected>30 percent/50 percent occurred/(2020-1984+1) *100

Pixel value ranges from 0-100 (unit: percentage). Flag: 252: no data; 253: no season; 254: no cropland/grassland.

More information, please visit FAO GIEWS Earth Observation website: https://www.fao.org/giews/earthobservation/index.jsp?lang=en

Data creation: 2018-01-01

Supplemental Information:

No data value: -9999


Recommended citation: © FAO - Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS), http://www.fao.org/giews/earthobservation/, [Date accessed]

Contact points:

Resource Contact: Yanyun Li

Metadata Contact: Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS)

Data lineage:


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Resource constraints:

Data license policy: Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC- SA 3.0 IGO)

Online resources:

ASIS: Historic Agricultural Drought Frequency

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Source https://data.apps.fao.org/catalog/dataset/f8568e67-46e7-425d-b779-a8504971389b
Last Updated June 17, 2022, 23:32 (CDT)
Created May 20, 2022, 22:48 (CDT)
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