Informing Drought Preparedness and Response with the South Asia Land Data Assimilation System

Benjamin F Zaitchik1, Debjani Ghatak2, Mir A Matin3, Faisal M. Qamer4, Bhupesh Adhikary5, Birendra Bajracharya6, Jim Nelson7, Sarva Pulla8 and Walter Lee Ellenburg8, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)IMCS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal, (5)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, (6)International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, MENRIS, Kathmandu, Nepal, (7)Brigham Young University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Provo, UT, United States, (8)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States