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Author: Paeniu, Luke
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Climate Change
Subject: Drought forecasting | Tuvalu Droughts | Tuvalu
Date: 2018
Call No.: Pac QC 929 .28 .T9 P34 2018
BRN: 1376802
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: The study examined tools for drought identification to support the design of a drought early warning system in Tuvalu. Tuvalu is an independent equatorial Pacific Island country with a population of just over 10,000 people consisting of 9 low lying islands: 4 limestone reefs, and 5 coral atolls, located between 5° to 11° S and 176° to 180° E, just south of Niño 4 region (the area between 5° N and S latitude and from 160° E to 150° W longitude). Tuvalu experienced a drought based state of emergency in 1999 and again in 2011, coinciding with 2 strong La Niña events.
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