The Drought Monitor is "a synthesis of multiple indices, outlooks and news accounts, that represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists." The National Drought Mitigation Center offers drought maps of current conditions, short-term and long-term drought indicators, and animations of the United States. Land managers can view climate outlook maps for about the next 12 months. Researchers can find archived data of droughts since 1999. Users can learn about the National Drought Mitigation Center involvement with the North America Drought Monitor cooperative effort.