DATASET

GDO Indicator for Forecasting Unusually Wet and Dry Conditions SPI-6 (version 1.0.0)

Collection: DROUGHT : Drought Observatories datasets 

Description

The indicator provides robust forecasts of the occurrence of on unusual dry or wet precipitation conditions over the next 6 months. It is computed based on the forecasted Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI-6), derived from the long-range (i.e. seasonal) forecast system (SEAS5) of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This indicator is calculated using a reference period between the year 1981 and 2010. It has a spatial resolution of 1 decimal degree and a temporal resolution of 1 month.

Contact

Email
alfred.de-jager (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast
  • EDO European and Global Drought Observatories

How to cite

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast, ECMWF; European and Global Drought Observatories, EDO (2021): GDO Indicator for Forecasting Unusually Wet and Dry Conditions SPI-6 (version 1.0.0). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/459a1b9c-cc37-4593-8dd3-71fc934ffa35

Keywords

CEMS Copernicus Drought Forecast SPI

Data access

Data Download Service (NetCDF)
URL 
Data Download Service (GeoTIFF)
URL 
Indicator for Forecasting Extreme Wet and Dry Conditions Factsheet
Download 
  • Factsheet

Publications

Publication
Evaluation of a New Precipitation-Based Index for Global Seasonal Forecasting of Unusually Wet and Dry Periods
Lavaysse, C., Stockdale, T., Mccormick, N. and Vogt, J., Evaluation of a New Precipitation-Based Index for Global Seasonal Forecasting of Unusually Wet and Dry Periods, WEATHER AND FORECASTING, ISSN 0882-8156 (online), 35 (4), 2020, p. 1189-1202, JRC117954.
URL 

Spatial coverage

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

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2017-01-01 N/A

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-22
Modified date
2021-08-30
Issued date
2021-04-01
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
monthly
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/459a1b9c-cc37-4593-8dd3-71fc934ffa35
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