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Eastern Colorado Palmer Drought Severity Index Reconstruction, NOAA/NGDC/WDC Paleoclimatology

Abstract: This data set consists of Eastern Colorado May/June/July Palmer
Drought Severity Index (PDSI) Reconstruction based on tree ring
chronologies in the western Great Plains and Front Range.

A sustained mid-19th century drought in the western Great Plains has
been indicated by a tree-ring analysis of trees flanking the western
Great Plains, and in ... View entire text
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Caption:  Reconstructed PDSI
Description:  Reconstructed PDSI

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.0   S: 36.0   E: -102.0   W: -106.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woodhouse, C.A., J.J. Lukas, and P.M. Brown
Dataset Title: Eastern Colorado Palmer Drought Severity Index Reconstruction
Dataset Release Date: December 2002
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Contribution #2002-083
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1552-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 500 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: May-June Annual
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Data Contribution Series #2002-083

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, WWW
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Email: conniew1 at
Contact Address:
Department of Geography and Regional Development
University of Arizona
City: Tucson
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 85721
Country: USA
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Woodhouse, C.A., J.J. Lukas, and P.M. Brown, 2002, Drought in the
Western Great Plains, 1845-56: Impacts and Implications Bulletin of
the American Meteorological Society, 83, 10, 1485-1493.

Woodhouse, C.A. and P.M. Brown, 2001, Tree-ring evidence for Great
Plains drought. Tree-Ring Research, 59, 89-103.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23