Dataset Overview

Extract of SPEI growing season (April-Sept) drought index values for Vermont, with annual mean values and the long-term mean (1951-present).

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Purpose

The SPEI is a multiscalar drought index based on climatic data. It can be used for determining the onset, duration and magnitude of drought conditions with respect to normal conditions in a variety of natural and managed systems such as crops, ecosystems, rivers, water resources, etc. These data were summarized for the Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard, available at uvm.edu/femc/indicators/vt.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date

1951-01-01

Anticipated end date

2017-12-31

Contents

67 records with 4 fields

Data Availability

This dataset is downloadable from the FEMC, and available to download from another site.

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Vicente-Serrano, S. M., Gouveia, C., Camarero, J. J., Begueria, S., Trigo, R., Lopez-Moreno, J. I., … Sanchez-Lorenzo, A. (2013). Response of vegetation to drought time-scales across global land biomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(1), 52–57. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1207068110

Update Frequency

Annually

Maintenance Plan

Data will be updated for the Indicators Dashboard as needed.

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