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Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution

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Abstract: Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution is a 2.5 minute grid based upon the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction's (IRI)

Weighted Anomaly of Standardized Precipitation (WASP). Utilizing average monthly precipitation data from 1980 through 2000 at a resolution of 2.5 degrees, WASP assesses the precipitation

deficit or surplus over a three month temporal window that ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide a means of assessing the relative distribution and frequency of global drought hazard.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -55.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
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