NCAR CGD CAS Indices PDSI2004: Palmer Drought Severity Index (2004) from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.


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Datasets and variables

NCAR CGD CAS Indices PDSI2004 PDSI[ X Y | T]
NCAR CGD CAS Indices PDSI2004 PDSIdT0[ X Y | T]
NCAR CGD CAS Indices PDSI2004 zindex[ X Y | T]

Independent Variables (Grids)

Time (time) grid: /T (months since 1960-01-01) ordered (Jan 1870) to (Dec 2002) by 1.0 N= 1596 pts :grid
Longitude (longitude) grid: /X (degree_east) periodic (178.75W) to (178.75E) by 2.5 N= 144 pts :grid
Latitude (latitude) grid: /Y (degree_north) ordered (58.75S) to (76.25N) by 2.5 N= 55 pts :grid


Dai, A., K. E. Trenberth, and T. Qian, 2004: A global data set of Palmer Drought Severity Index for 1870-2002: Relationship with soil moisture and effects of surface warming. J. Hydrometeorology, 5, 1117-1130

Last updated: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:39:07 GMT

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