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Title Sum-
Institution Dataset ID
 data       graph  M    public Global Monthly Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index (Top Dataset, dai pdsi, pdsi.mon.mean), 2.
5°, 1870-2005
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String This version of the dataset (1870-2005) supersedes the 1870-2003 version art PSD before Feb 2007
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NOAA ESRL PSD
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_title String Palmer Drought Severity Index
attribute NC_GLOBAL details String see ncar for more detials and updates
use reference Dai, A., K. E. Trenberth, and T. Qian, 2004:
A global data set of Palmer Drought Severity Index for 1870-2002:
Relationship with soil moisture and effects of surface warming.
J. Hydrometeorology, 5, 1117-1130.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 178.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 76.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -58.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 2.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 178.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -178.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 2.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String recreated Feb 2007 from data at NCAR webpage
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String Datasets/dai_pdsi/pdsi.mon.mean.nc
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA ESRL
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String dai, data, dataset, division, drought, earth, esrl, global, index, laboratory, latitude, longitude, month, monthly, noaa, palmer, pdsi, pdsi.mon.mean, physical, psd, research, sciences, severity, system, time, top
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 76.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_source String NCAR/UCAR: A Dai.
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -58.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Global Monthly Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index. This version of the dataset (1870-2005) supersedes the 1870-2003 version art Physical Sciences Division (PSD) before Feb 2007
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2005-12-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1870-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Global Monthly Dai Palmer Drought Severity Index (Top Dataset, dai pdsi, pdsi.mon.mean), 2.5°, 1870-2005
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -178.75
dimension time   double nValues=1632, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 10h 28m 37s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -3.1556736E9, 1.1333952E9
attribute time avg_period String 0000-01-00 00:00:00
attribute time axis String T
attribute time delta_t String 0000-01-00 00:00:00
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension latitude   float nValues=55, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=2.5
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -58.75, 76.25
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   float nValues=144, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=2.5
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -178.75, 178.75
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable pdsi   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute pdsi actual_range float -14.99886, 14.99989
attribute pdsi colorBarMaximum double 20.0
attribute pdsi colorBarMinimum double -20.0
attribute pdsi ioos_category String Time
attribute pdsi least_significant_digit short 2
attribute pdsi level_desc String Surface
attribute pdsi long_name String Monthly Global Palmer Drought Severity Index: v2
attribute pdsi missing_value float -99999.0
attribute pdsi statistic String Mean
attribute pdsi units String Standardized Units of Relative Dry and Wet
attribute pdsi valid_range float -15.0, 15.0
attribute pdsi var_desc String Palmer Drought Severity Index

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