DATASET

Drought events based on SPEI 6 version 1.0

Collection: Droughts : Global Database of Drought Events from 1951 to 2016 

Description

Drought events based on Standard Precipitation and Evaporation Index for six months

Contact

Email
Jonathan.SPINONI (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • EDO European Drought Observatory

How to cite

European Drought Observatory, EDO (2017): Drought events based on SPEI 6 version 1.0. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/31dbfbe5-1854-4e03-808e-0167b9814c5c

Keywords

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) Climate change Global Drought Observatory (GDO) Drought events European Drought Observatory (EDO) Meteorological drought SPEI Global database

Data access

Drought events based on SPEI 6 from 1951 to 2016 by macroregions (csv)
Download 
Timeline of Drought Events
URL 
Drought events based on SPEI 6 from 1951 to 2016 by countries (csv)
Download 
  • To be joined with field CTY_CODE of the provided csv files (ISO_A3 <=>CTY_CODE).

Macroregions (dbf)
URL 
  • Customized version defined in Iturbide, M., GutiĆ©rrez, J. M., Alves, L. M., Bedia, J., Cerezo-Mota, R., Cimadevilla, E., ... & Hauser, M. (2020). An update of IPCC climate reference regions for subcontinental analysis of climate model data: definition and aggregated datasets. Earth System Science Data, 12(4), 2959-2970. To be joined with field MGN_CODE of the provided csv files (cod <=> MGN_CODE).

Standardised Precipitation-Evapotranspiration Index SPEI 6 Months (NetCDF)
URL 

Publications

Publication
A new global database of meteorological drought events from 1951 to 2016
Spinoni, J., Barbosa, P., De Jager, A., McCormick, N., Naumann, G., Vogt, J. V., ... & Mazzeschi, M. (2019). A new global database of meteorological drought events from 1951 to 2016. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 22, 100593
URL 

Geographic areas

World

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((-180 90,180 90,180 -90,-180 -90,-180 90))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1951 2016

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2020-07-14
Modified date
2022-02-08
Issued date
2017-07-14
Landing page
https://edo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/events 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food, Environment
Update frequency
biennial
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/31dbfbe5-1854-4e03-808e-0167b9814c5c
Popularity