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Global maps of monthly self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index (scPDSI) based on Climatic Research Unit Time Series (CRU TS) data

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

PDSI consists of global maps of monthly self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index (scPDSI)
which have been calculated for selected periods of time based on the CRU TS data sets. The PDSI datasets are produced by KMNI in partnership with the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.

The Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) is a measure of soil moisture availability that has been used extensively to study droughts and wet spells in the contiguous USA and elsewhere, particularly as the primary indicator of the severity and extent of recent droughts. Recently, the PDSI has become more popular as a drought metric in studies quantifying possible trends in future soil moisture availability and it has been used as the basis for reconstructing past variations in drought.

Citable as:Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute; van der Schrier, G.; Briffa, K.R.; Jones, P.D. (2013): Global maps of monthly self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index (scPDSI) based on Climatic Research Unit Time Series (CRU TS) data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0ce9f24ff8719cced7f407694466c2ed
Abbreviation: pdsi
Keywords: Not defined

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1901-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2009-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-60.0000°