North American Summer PDSI Reconstructions
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2004-045

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Summary
Abstract: (from: Cook, et al. Long-Term Aridity Changes in the Western United States
Science, Vol. 306, No. 5698, pp. 1015-1018, 5 November 2004.) The western
United States is experiencing a severe multi-year drought that is unprecedented
in some hydroclimatic records. Using gridded drought reconstructions that cover
most of the western US over the past 1,200 years, we show that this drought
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Caption:  tree ring reconstructed drought 1863
Description:  Tree ring reconstructed drought 1863. From:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/cook2004/cook2004.html

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 65.0   S: 16.0   E: -60.0   W: -140.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cook, E.R., D.M. Meko, D.W. Stahle, and M.K. Cleaveland, C.A. Woodhouse, C.M. Eakin
Dataset Title: North American Summer PDSI Reconstructions
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2004-045
Dataset Release Date: August 2004
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2004-045
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pdsidata.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0000-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
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Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: text, pdf
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: drdendro at ldeo.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
Tree-Ring Laboratory
Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Cook, E.R., C. Woodhouse, C.M. Eakin, D.M. Meko, and D.W. Stahle. 2004.
Long-Term Aridity Changes in the Western United States Science, Vol. 306, No. 5698, pp. 1015-1018, 5 November 2004.

Cook, E.R., D.M. Meko, D.W. Stahle, and M.K. Cleaveland. 1999.
Drought reconstructions for the continental United States.
Journal of Climate, 12:1145-1162.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-04-20
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