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Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index
Entry ID: noaa_cdc012

Abstract: Purpose -
Scientific research.

Abstract -

PDSI from the Dai data. The documentation says, The Palmer Drought
Severity Index (PDSI) is devised by Palmer (1965) to represent the
severity of dry and wet spells over the U.S. based on monthly
temperature and precipitation data as well as the soil-water holding
capacity at that location. These ... View entire text
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Description: Access to Dai PDSI data and documentation from NOAA/CDC
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -75.0   E: 180.0   W: -177.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Dataset Title: Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index
Dataset Release Date: 1995-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1860-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-01
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Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived
from these data.
Data Set Progress
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Dai, A., I. Fung, and A. D. Del Genio, 1997: Surface observed global
land precipitation variations during 1900-1988. J. Climate, 10 ,

Dai, A., K. E. Trenberth, and T. Karl, 1998: Global variations in
droughts and wet spells: 1900-1995. Geophys. Res. Lett., 25 ,

Hansen, J. and S. Lebedeff, 1987: Global trends of measured ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-04-21

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