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Software

DrinC – Drought Indices Calculator
version: 1.7 (91)
released: April 25, 2019


Data files templates

Short tutorial videos are available at DrinC YouTube channel. You may check the channel and subscribe here.


Documentation

The following article describes the main components of the software. You may use this citation to refer to DrinC in publications:

Tigkas D., Vangelis H., Tsakiris G., 2015. DrinC: a software for drought analysis based on drought indices. Earth Science Informatics, 8(3):697-709. doi: 10.1007/s12145-014-0178-y

An online enhanced pdf version of the paper is available here
A copy of the accepted version of the manuscript is available for download here


Relevant articles

Tigkas D., Vangelis H., Tsakiris G., 2019. Drought characterisation based on an agriculture-oriented standardised precipitation index. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 135(3–4): 1435–1447, doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2451-3
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-018-2451-3]
online enhanced pdf: [full article]


Tigkas D., Vangelis H., Tsakiris G., 2017. An Enhanced Effective Reconnaissance Drought Index for the Characterisation of Agricultural Drought. Environmental Processes, 4(suppl 1): 137–148, doi: 10.1007/s40710-017-0219-x
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40710-017-0219-x]
online enhanced pdf: [full article]


Tigkas D., Tsakiris G., 2015. Early Estimation of Drought Impacts on Rainfed Wheat Yield in Mediterranean Climate. Environmental Processes, 2(1):97-114, doi: 10.1007/s40710-014-0052-4
[full article]


Tigkas D., Vangelis H., Tsakiris G., 2013. The RDI as a composite climatic index. European Water, 41:17-22
[full article]


Tigkas D., Vangelis H., Tsakiris G., 2013. The Drought Indices Calculator (DrinC). In: Proceedings of 8th International EWRA Conference “Water Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context”, R. Maia et al. (eds.). Porto, Portugal, 26-29 June 2013, pp.1333-1342.
[full article]


Vangelis H., Tigkas D., Tsakiris G., 2013. The effect of PET method on Reconnaissance Drought Index (RDI) calculation. Journal of Arid Environments, 88: 130-140
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.07.020]


Tigkas D., Vangelis H., Tsakiris G., 2012. Drought and climatic change impact on streamflow in small watersheds. Science of the Total Environment, 440: 33-41
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.035]


Nalbantis, I., Tsakiris, G., 2009. Assessment of Hydrological Drought Revisited. Water Resources Management, 23(5):881-897
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-008-9305-1]


Tigkas D., 2008. Drought Characterisation and Monitoring in Regions of Greece. European Water, 23/24:29-39
[full article]


Nalbantis I., 2008. Evaluation of a Hydrological Drought Index. European Water, 23/24:67-77
[full article]


Tsakiris G., Pangalou D., Vangelis H., 2007. Regional drought assessment based on the Reconnaissance Drought Index (RDI). Water Resources Management, 21:821-833
[http://10.1007/s11269-006-9105-4]


Tsakiris G., Vangelis H., 2005. Establishing a Drought Index Incorporating Evapotranspiration. European Water, 9/10: 3-11
[full article]


McKee T. B., Doesken N. J., Kleist J., 1993. The relationship of drought frequency and duration to time scales. In: Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Applied Climatology (Vol. 17, No. 22, pp. 179-183). Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society
[full article]