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

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2017

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.

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Dates

Metadata Date August 5, 2011
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2000 (publication)
Frequency Of Update weekly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Weekly Palmer Drought Severity Index by Climate Divisions

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 5, 2011
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2000 (publication)
Responsible Party Climate Prediction Center, NOAA (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: Acknowledgment of the Data Originator when using the data item as a source. Distribution Liability: The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of this data. NWS is providing this data as is, and NWS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NWS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data. As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material appearing in NWS Web pages must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the NWS material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection. Refer the NOAA National Weather Service disclaimer; http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php
Bbox East Long -66
Bbox North Lat 50
Bbox South Lat 24
Bbox West Long -125
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update weekly
Graphic Preview Description Weekly Palmer Drought Severity Index by Climate Divisions
Graphic Preview File http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/palmer.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Guid gov.noaa.cpc:CPC-PDSI-WKLY-PDCMI-v2000
Harvest Object Id 582a9e7f-82d1-485f-96c0-cd7f0355e3dc
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1973-03-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-08-25T10:50:33.2-04:00

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