Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Palmer Drought and Crop Moisture Indices


Metadata
File Identifier: gov.noaa.cpc:CPC-PDSI-WKLY-PDCMI-v2000
Metadata Language: eng; USA
: utf8
Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Organisation Name: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
Position Name: Scientific Data Specialist
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: (301) 683-3412
Fax: (301) 683-1557
Delivery Point: 5830 University Research Court
City: College Park
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20740
E-Mail Address: sudhir.shrestha@noaa.gov
Metadata Date: 2011-08-05
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices are computed for the 344 U.S. Climate Divisions on a weekly basis based on a minimum of the previous 4 weeks (1 month) of observed temperatures and precipitation. Each climate division record includes a weekly averaged atmospheric temperature, precipitation, soil moisture in the upper and lower layers, percentage of flood capacity, potential evaporation, runoff, crop moisture and change from previous week, monthly moisture anomaly, preliminary or final Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), and precipitation needed to end drought value. The CPC preliminary data are collected in near real-time from ground stations throughout the U.S., and are displayed in tabular form. The preliminary values are replaced by quality controlled data from the National Climatic Data Center with an approximate time lag of 3 to 6 months.
Purpose: The climate division based weekly PDSI and CMI data are produced in support of CPC drought monitoring and prediction activities, including but not limited to the U.S. Drought Blends, the U.S. Drought Monitor, the U.S. Drought Outlook, and the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin.
Language: eng; USA
Thumbnail:
Browse Graphic: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/palmer.gif
Browse Graphic Type: GIF
Browse Graphic Caption: Weekly Palmer Drought Severity Index by Climate Divisions
Citation:
Title: Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Palmer Drought and Crop Moisture Indices
Date:
Date: 2000-01-01
Date Type: Publication Date
Organisation Name: Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Role: Originator
Organisation Name: Climate Prediction Center
Role: Publisher
Contact Info:
City:
Administrative Area:
Point Of Contact:
Organisation Name: Climate Prediction Center, NOAA
Position Name: Meteorologist
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: (301) 683-3418
Fax: (301) 683-1557
Delivery Point: 5830 University Research Court
City: College Park
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20740
E-Mail Address: adam.allgood@noaa.gov
Representation Type: Vector
Topic Category: Atmosphere and Climatic
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Climate Indicators > Drought/Precipitation Indices > Palmer Drought Crop Moisture Index
Keyword: Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Drought
Keyword: Climate Indicators > Drought/Precipitation Indices > Crop Moisture Index
Keyword: Climate Indicators > Drought/Precipitation Indices > Palmer Drought Severity Index
Keyword: Climate Indicators > Drought/Precipitation Indices > PDSI
Keyword: Climate Indicators > Drought/Precipitation Indices > Crop Moisture Index
Keyword: Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Keyword: Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Associated Thesaurus: NASA GCMD Science Keywords
Keyword: precipitation
Keyword: temperature
Keyword: drought
Keyword: Crop Moisture Index
Keyword: Palmer Drought Severity Index
Keyword: Z Index
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States of America
Associated Thesaurus: NASA GCMD Location Keywords
Keyword: Vertical Location > Land Surface
Associated Thesaurus: NASA GCMD Location Keywords
Keyword: limatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Associated Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keyword: Climate Indicators > Drought/Precipitation Indices > Palmer Drought Crop Moisture Index
Associated Thesaurus: NASA GCMD Science Keywords
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -125
East Bounding Longitude: -66
North Bounding Latitude: 50
South Bounding Latitude: 24
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Distribution
Distribution Format:
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URL: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/cdus/palmer_drought/
Transfer Options:
URL: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/cdus/palmer_drought/
Distributor:
Distributor Contact:
Organisation Name: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
Position Name: Meteorologist
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: (301) 683-3418
Fax: (301) 683-1557
Delivery Point: 5830 University Research Court
City: College Park
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20740
E-Mail Address: adam.allgood@noaa.gov
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