Dai Global Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI)

This dataset consists of monthly Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) over global land areas on a 2.5 degree grid computed using observed monthly surface air temperature and precipitation, plus other surface meteorological forcing data for the self calibrating PDSI Penman Monteith (sc_PDSI_pm) case. The PDSI can be used as a measure of surface aridity anomalies and changes on seasonal to longer time scales. It is correlated with observed soil moisture and water storage variations over land.

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  • Doug Schuster
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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1850-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2018-12-31T23:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1850-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2018-12-31T23:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 77.5
Bounding Box South Lat -60
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 64.26 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Doug Schuster
Resource Support Email schuster@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Dai, Aiguo
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-05-01
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6QF8R93
Alternate Identifier ds299.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2021-02-23T14:05:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds299.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Dai, Aiguo. (2017). Dai Global Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6QF8R93. Accessed 05 March 2021.

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