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Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI)

Project Team

Project Support

Funding to develop the Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI) was provided by the NASA Applied Sciences Program - Water Resources Applied Research Program. Additional support for the development and operational production of QuickDRI is provided by the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program.

Ongoing operational support is also provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) and U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observation and Science (USGS EROS) Center, as well as other NASA and USDA partners and the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) that provide data inputs for the operational, near-real time QuickDRI products.

Project Team

Martha AndersonCo-lead for the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI)

Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS)


Jesslyn BrownLead of operational QuickDRI production system, USGS Drought Viewer and Standardized Vegetation Index (SVI)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center


Getachew DemisseModel analysis and evaluation and validation

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Brian FuchsUSDM author and engagement and applications by the USDM authors, NIDIS stakeholders and other drought decision makers

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Chris HainCo-lead for the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI)

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center


David MockoNLDAS soil moisture lead

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Chris PoulsenQuickDRI database management and operational support

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Matt RodellGRACE root-zone soil moisture lead

Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Mark SvobodaCo-Principal Investigator and USDM, NIDIS, and drought community engagement and application development lead

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Tsegaye TadesseQuickDRI model and application development

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Brian WardlowCo-Principal Investigator and Project Lead

Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln