Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Publication_Date: 19951201
Title: Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
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Online_Linkage: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.pdsi.html
Description:
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 data consist of the monthly PDSI over global land areas from 1860 to 1995 derived using monthly surface air temperature (from Hansen and Lebedeff, 1987 and updates) and precipitation (from Dai et al., 1997) data. Soil-holding capacity was fixed to climatological maps from Webb et al.(1993). More details can be found in Dai et. al. (1998). Additional information including references is available here. NOAAServer Codes: [POL -60 75 -180 177.50] ; dateline preview obtain More information: "http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.pdsi.html" This data set is also available from NCAR/Climate Analysis Section: "http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/pdsi.html"
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Dai, A., I. Fung, and A. D. Del Genio, 1997: Surface observed global land precipitation variations during 1900-1988. J. Climate, 10 , 2943-2962. Dai, A., K. E. Trenberth, and T. Karl, 1998: Global variations in droughts and wet spells: 1900-1995. Geophys. Res. Lett., 25 , 3367-3370. Hansen, J. and S. Lebedeff, 1987: Global trends of measured surface air temperature. J. Geophys. Res., 92 , 13345-37. Palmer, W. C, 1965: Meteorological Drought. Res. Paper No.45, 58pp., Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D.C. Webb, R. S., C. E. Rosenzweig, and E. R. Levine, 1993: Specifying land surface characteristics in general circulation models: soil profile dataset and derived water-holding capacities. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 7 , 97-108.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18600101
Ending_Date: 19951201
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -177.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT > DAI PALMER DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS > DROUGHT INDICES > PALMER DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX > PDSI
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index [pol -60.00 75.00 -180.00 177.50]
Theme_Keyword: Palmer Drought Severity Index
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD/CAB > Climate Analysis Branch, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UCAR/NCAR/CGD/CAS > Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contact_Person: ADAM PHILLIPS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aphilli@ucar.edu
Resource_Description: CDC012
Resource_Description: PDSI
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/psd1/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.pdsi.html
Access_Instructions:
Access to Dai PDSI data and documentation from NOAA/CDC
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.pdsi.html
Access_Instructions:
Obtain data set by HTTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.cdc.noaa.gov/Datasets/dai_pdsi/
Access_Instructions:
Obtain data set by FTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/pdsi.h...
Access_Instructions:
PDSI data by Dai, etal. at NCAR
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011228
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090706
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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