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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2409-2424, 2018
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2409-2424, 2018
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Research article 20 Apr 2018

Research article | 20 Apr 2018

Automatic design of basin-specific drought indexes for highly regulated water systems

Marta Zaniolo et al.
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Drought indexes are an effective tool to support drought management in water systems, but their...