CRU sc-PDSI (self-calibrating PDSI) over Europe & North America

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CRU sc-PDSI (self-calibrating PDSI) over Europe & North America
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Maps of the monthly self-calibrating Palmer drought severity index (SCPDSI) have been calculated for the period 1901–2002 for the contiguous United States (20°–50°N and 130°–60°W) and Europe (35°–70°N, 10°W–60°E) with a spatial resolution of 0.5° × 0.5°

Key Strengths

Key Strengths

High resolution

The SC-PDSI improves upon the PDSI by maintaining consistent behavior of the index over diverse climatological regions. This makes spatial comparisons of SC-PDSI values on continental scales more meaningful.

Key Limitations

Key Limitations

Not updated

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Acknowledgement of any material taken from or knowledge gained from this page is appreciated:

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: CRU sc-PDSI (self-calibrating PDSI) over Europe & North America.” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/cru-sc-pdsi-self-calibrating-pdsi-over-europe-north-america on 2024-04-16.


Citation of datasets is separate and should be done according to the data providers' instructions. If known to us, data citation instructions are given in the Data Access section, above.


Acknowledgement of the Climate Data Guide project is also appreciated:

Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013eo130001

Key Figures

Climate Data Guide Image: CRU-sc PDSI USA

CRU self calibrating PDSI for assorted months over the USA. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Climate Data Guide Image: CRU-sc PDSI Europe

CRU self calibrating PDSI for assorted months over Europe. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

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Earth system components and main variables
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Years of record
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Data time period extended
No, data set not being extended
Timestep
Monthly
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Ocean or Land
Land Only
Spatial Resolution

0.5x0.5

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Data Assimilation Method
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Model Vintage (reanalysis)
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