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Chinese Institute Assists Mongolia in Drought Monitoring

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A drought remote monitoring system developed by Chinese researchers has been handed over for service in Mongolia, with a transfer agreement signed.

The drought observation system, known as DroughtWatch-Mongolia, aims to provide real-time and wide-range drought information for disaster prevention and mitigation departments in Mongolia.

The DroughtWatch-Mongolia system covers multiple zones and provides multi-index reports. It overcomes inaccurately describing the occurrence and situation of drought by a single index, according to a source from its developer, the Institute of Aerospace Information Research with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Before the transfer held Monday, Chinese researchers have conducted rounds of ground monitoring experiments with Mongolian specialists. And the accuracy and monitoring capabilities of DroughtWatch-Mongolia have met the operational requirements after four years of testing.

The DroughtWatch is a global multi-satellite, multi-scale drought monitoring system and has been in service continuously for more than 20 years. It has become the ideal mechanism for drought monitoring recommended by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. (Xinhua)

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