The probabilistic drought forecast based on the ensemble technique using the Korean Surface Water Supply Index (KSWSI)

This study proposes the new hydrological drought index, Korean Surface Water Supply Index (KSWSI), which overcomes some of the limitations in the calculation of previous SWSI applied in Korea and conducts the probabilistic drought forecasts using KSWSI. In this study, all hydrometeorological variables in the Geum River basin were investigated and appropriate variables were selected as KSWSI components for each sub-basin. And whereby only the normal distributions are applied to all drought components, probability distributions suitable for each KSWSI component were estimated. As a result of verifying KSWSIs, the accuracy of KSWSIs showed better drought phenomenon in drought events.

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