Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Standardized Preciptation-Evapotranspiration Index of Drought: Vermont Growing Season SPEI

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    The Standardized Precipitation-Evapotranspiration Index (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.

Keywords

  • climate change, drought, drought index, droughts, monitoring, spei,

Organizations

  • Standardised Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI ) : lead

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    Data Table

    • Title: Vermont Growing Season SPEI
    • Start Date: 1951-01-01
    • End Date: 2017-12-31
    • Description: Extract of SPEI growing season (April-Sept) drought index values for Vermont, with annual mean values and the long-term mean (1951-present).

    • 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.

    • Condensed Title: Z1242_2507_EI4GJ1

    • Object Name: VMC.1242.2507

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • 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

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/spei-drought/dataset/vermont-spei-extract

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: LTMean
      • Label: Long-Term Mean
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: interval
      • Precision: 0.00001
      Attribute Name: Year
      • Label: Year
      • Storage Type: date
      • Measurment Type: datetime
      • String Format: YYYY
      Attribute Name: YrMean
      • Label: Yearly Mean
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: interval
      • Precision: 0.00001

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