Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) Products
Entry ID: WRCC_DRI_PRECIPITATION

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Summary
Abstract: The standardized precipitation index data set may be accessed via
World Wide Web. Link to: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/spi/spi.html

Five quantities are computed as part of the Standardized Precipitation
Index procedure. They follow as a consequence of an observation made
by Dr. Tom McKee, State Climatologist for Colorado, that users are
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Description: Documentation on SPI

Description: Documentation on SPI
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.0   S: 25.0   E: -67.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tom Mckee, Nolan Doesken and John Kleist
Dataset Title: Standardized Precipitation Index
Dataset Release Date: 1993
Dataset Release Place: Colorado
Dataset Publisher: Colorado Climate Center
Online Resource: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/spi/spi.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1895-01-01
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Western Regional Climate Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WRCC USER SERVICES
Phone: 775-674-7010
Fax: 775-677-7016
Email: wrcc at dri.edu
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: WWW
Distribution Format: GIF
Fees: NONE
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Guttman, N.B., 1998. Comparing the Palmer Drought Index and the
Standardized Precipitation Index. Journal of the American Water
Resources Association, 34(1), 113-121.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-09-23
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