Climate Prediction Center's Seasonal Percentage Probability Projections of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for the U.S.

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Originator: NOAA Climate Prediction Center
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Title: Climate Prediction Center's Seasonal Percentage Probability Projections of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for the U.S.
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Online_Linkage: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/cdus/palmer_drought/palmer_drought_projections.shtml
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[Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ ] These data sets contain monthly seasonal percentage probability projections of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for state climatic divisions within each region of the contiguous U.S. The probabilities are obtained by running the current Palmer drought data for each climate division 3 months ahead using the weather scenarios (temperature and precipitation) of all the past years since and including 1931. PDSI percentages are computed for 7 drought categories ranging from dry to wet. The probability in percent for a given category is the number of times the projected PDSI fell in a given drought category divided by the number of years since 1931 times 100. The 7 categories include extreme or severe drought, moderate drought, mild drought, near normal or incipient conditions, moist spell, unusual moist spell, and very or extreme moist spell. The temperature and moisture data are collected from ground stations throughout the U.S. The data are displayed in tabular form. CAC only keeps the previous seasonal data on-line. Contact NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) for the historical data. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT > PALMER DROUGHT INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS > DROUGHT INDICES > PALMER DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX > PDSI
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Drought
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Theme_Keyword: Palmer Drought Index
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Theme_Keyword: Palmer Drought Severity Index
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
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Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC > Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: JOE HARRISON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Joe.Harrison@noaa.gov
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http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/monitoring_a...
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Access to Palmer Drought Monitoring data and documentaion at CPC.
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http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_mon...
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Access to Palmer Drought Outlooks at CPC.
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20091104
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Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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