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NCAR CGD CAS Indices

NCAR CGD CAS Indices: Palmer Drought Severity Index from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Datasets and variables

Palmer Drought Severity Index NCAR CGD CAS Indices PDSI[ X Y | T]
PDSI2004 Palmer Drought Severity Index (2004) from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Independent Variables (Grids)

Time grid: /T (months since 1960-01-01) ordered (Jan 1860) to (Dec 1995) by 1.0 N= 1632 pts :grid
Longitude grid: /X (degree_east) periodic (180W) to (177.5E) by 2.5 N= 144 pts :grid
Latitude grid: /Y (degree_north) ordered (58.75S) to (76.25N) by 2.5 N= 55 pts :grid

References

Heddinghaus, T.R. and P. Sabol, 1991: A review of the Palmer Drought Severity Index and where do we go from here? Proceedings, 7th Conf. on Appl. Climatol., 10-13 September 1991, Boston: American Meteorological Society, 242-246.

Guttman, N.B., 1991: A sensitivity analysis of the Palmer Hydrologic Drought Index. Water Resour. Bull., 27, 797-807.

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