U.S. Drought Area Index Reconstruction, 1700-1978 AD
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_1998-036

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Summary
Abstract: U.S. Drought Area Index Reconstruction data set provides Drought(-) or
Wetness(+) Area Index, defined as the the number of gridpoints (out of 154)
that exceed PDSI thresholds, as defined in Cook, et al. (1997), for a given
year.
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Description: Additional information on drought and paleoclimatology.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 23.0   E: -70.0   W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cook, E.R., Meko, D.M. and Stockton, C.W.
Dataset Title: U.S. Drought Area Index Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 1998-036
Dataset Release Date: October 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 1998-036
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/treering/reconstructions/dai_recon.txt
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1700-01-01
Stop Date: 1978-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 300 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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 ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
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., Meko, D.M. and Stockton, C.W., 1997. A new assessment of possible solar and lunar forcing of the bi-decadal drought rhythm in the western United States. Journal of Climate 10:1343-1356.

Cook, E.R., Meko, D.M., Stahle, D.W. and Cleaveland, M.K. 1996. Tree-ring
reconstructions of past drought across the coterminous United States: tests of a regression method and calibration/verification results. In Dean, J.S., Meko, D.M. and Swetnam, T.W., eds., Tree Rings, Environment, and Humanity. Radiocarbon, Tucson. 155-169.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-15
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