US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

Drought Working Group Science Data Sets as of 2007

DATA SetWeb LinkPeriodSpatial ResolutionTemporal ResolutionProposer 
       
PRECIPITATION      
Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN)
Global Gridded Product for Precipitation Anomalies
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/ghcn/ghcngrid.html#OverviewJan 1900 - present5.0 degMonthlySiegfried SchubertAnomalies are from the 1961-90 base period
CPC's US-Mexico gridded station precipitationhttp://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.REGIONAL/.US_Mexico/.daily/.gridded/.archive/.prcp/monthlyAverage/Jan 1948 - Dec 20041.0 degDailyBrad Lyon 
CPC's US-Mexico gridded station precip (REALTIME)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.REGIONAL/.US_Mexico/.daily/.gridded/.realtime/.prcp/monthlyAverage/May 2001 - Dec 20061.0 degDailyBrad Lyon 
CPC's North & South American Retrospective precip analysishttp://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/realtime/retro.shtml   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
Mexico, Central American & Caribbean station Preciphttp://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/Jan 1901 - Dec 19993000 stationsMonthly, daily (soon)Victor Magana (Please provide web link) 
India Sub-division Monsoon Rainfall Datahttp://www.iges.org/india/partha.subdiv.html1871 -2000Divisional rainfall based on 306 stationsSummer seasonal rainfallAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
CPC's Global land precipitation reconstruction (PRECL)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.PRECL/.prcp/Jan 1948 - Dec 20022.5 deg, landMonthlyBrad Lyon 
Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) from gage data (UEA gridded)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.SPI/Jan 1901 - Dec 20020.5 deg, land1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 month indicesBrad Lyon 
Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) from Merged gage-satellite data (CPC/CMAP, NASA/GPCP)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IRI/.Analyses/.SPI/Jan 1979 - Dec 20062.5 deg1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 month indicesBrad Lyon 
UEA (Univ of East Anglia) precipitationhttp://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.UEA/.CRU/.TS2p1/.monthly/.prcp/Jan 1901 - Dec 20020.5 deg, landMonthlyBrad Lyon 
CPC's CMAP-2 (gauge + satellite)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.Merged_Analysis/.monthly/.latest/.ver2/.prcp_est/Jan 1979 - Aug 20062.5 degMonthlyBrad Lyon 
CPC's CMAP (gauge + satellite + NWP)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.Merged_Analysis/.monthly/.v0605/Jan 1979 - Mar 20062.5 degMonthlyAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
NASA's GPCPhttp://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NASA/.GPCP/.V2/.satellite-gauge/.prcp/Jan 1979 - Dec 20062.5 degMonthlyBrad Lyon 
       
LAND Surface and Subsurface Data      
CPC's global soil moisture (van den Dool's)http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.GMSM/.w/Jan 1948 - Nov 20060.5 deg, land Brad Lyon 
Global Soil Wetness Project, vesrion 2 (GSWP-2)http://www.iges.org/gswp2/ 1.0 deg Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
COLA's Global Off-line Land-surface Data Set (GOLD)http://www.iges.org/gold/Jan 1979 - Dec 1999  Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
NLDAS: NOAH land-surface model (revised vegetation) Contact: Helin.Wei@noaa.govftp: Nomad4.ncep.noaa.govJan 1997 - present0.125 deg Kingtse MoDriven by observed precipitation, humidity, low-level winds and radiation
NASA LDAS: Mosaic Contact: Brian.Cosgrove@gsfc.nasa.gov Oct 1996 - present0.125 deg Kingtse MoDriven by observed precipitation, humidity, low-level winds and radiation
U Washington: VIC Historical run (Maurer et al. 2002) Contact: Andy Wood: aww@hydro.washington.eduhttp://www.hydro.washington.edu/forecast/monitorJan 1915 - Dec 200350 km Dennis Lettenmaier Kingtse MoDriven by observed precipitation, humidity, low-level winds and radiation
VIC-Modified (Eric Wood / Ken Mitchell) Contact: Youlong.Xia@noaa.gov Jan 1997 - present  Kingtse MoDriven by observed precipitation, humidity, low-level winds and radiation
SAC (To be rerun with new developments) Contact: Ken Mitchell Jan 1997 - present  Kingtse Mo 
COUPLED Atmosphere-Land-surface model North American Regional Reanalysishttp://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/#narr_datasetsJan 1979 - present32 km, regional3-hourlyAlfredo Ruiz-BarradasSounding, satellite and PRECIPITATION data is assimilated; has 4-layers of soil moisture
       
PALMER Drought Severity Index      
Global PDSI data set (Dai, Trenberth & Qian 2004)http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/pdsi.htmlJan 1870 - Dec 2005  Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
CPC Drought Monitoringhttp://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/monitoring_and_data/drought.shtml     
NCDC's Drought portalhttp://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/monitoring.html#drought     
PDSI for ERA-40 and North American Reg.Reanalysis Contact: Kris Karnauskas; kris@essic.umd.edu For ERA-40 and NARR periodsAt ERA-40 and NARR resolutionMonthlySumant NigamDai et al.'s algorithm (with modifications) was applied to ERA-40 and NARR data to develop a consistent PDSI product
UCAR's Informed Guide to Climate Data Sets:http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/guide/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
       
Surface AIR Temperature      
CPC's surface air-temperature ANOMALYhttp://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.CAMS/.anomaly/.temp/Jan 1950 - present2.0 deg Brad Lyon 
Univ of East Anglia (UEA) Surface Air Temperaturehttp://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN)
Global Gridded Product for Temperature Anomalies
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/ghcn/ghcngrid.html#OverviewJan 1880 - present5.0 degMonthlySiegfried SchubertAnomalies are from the 1961-90 base period
       
Sea Surface/Subsurface Temperature      
Hadley's SST and Sea-Ice (HadlSST)http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadisst/     
 http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds277.3/Jan 1870 - Dec 20051.0 degMonthlyAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
Reynolds Optimum Interpolation SST, version 2http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/research/cmb/sst_analysis/Dec 1981 - Dec 20061.0 degMonthly, weeklyAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
 http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds277.0/data/oiv2/Dec 1981 - Dec 20061.0 degMonthly, weeklyAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
Joint Environmental Analysis Data Center (Warren White's) Sub-surface Temperatures:http://jedac.ucsd.edu/DATA_IMAGES/index.htmlJan 1955 - Dec 2003 MonthlyAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
Atmospheric Upper-air Station Data      
GFDL monthly atmospheric circulation analysis (Oort)http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds217.1/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
       
Atmospheric Reanalyses      
Japanese Reanalysis JRA-25http://jra.kishou.go.jp/index_en.html   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
North American Regional Reanalysishttp://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/#narr_datasetsJan 1979 - present32 km, regional3-hourlyAlfredo Ruiz-BarradasSounding, satellite and PRECIPITATION data is assimilated
 http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds608.0/Jan 1979 - May 200632 km, regional3-hourlyAlfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
ECMWF's ERA-40 Reanalysishttp://data.ecmwf.int/data/     
NCEP/DOE Reanalysis 2http://dss.ucar.edu/pub/reanalysis2/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/wesley/reanalysis2/ndex.html   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
NCEP/NCAR Reanalysishttp://dss.ucar.edu/pub/reanalysis/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/wesley/reanalysis.html   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
 http://ingrid.ldgo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP-NCAR/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
       
Oceanic Reanalyses      
University of Maryland Ocean Reanalysishttp://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ocean/Jan 1950 - Dec 2003  Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
ECCO Reanalysishttp://www.ecco-group.org/Jan 1950 - Dec 20001.0 deg Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
       
DATA LIBRARIES      
UCAR Data Libraryhttp://www.dss.ucar.edu/catalogs/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
IRI LDEO Climate data Libraryhttp://ingrid.ldgo.columbia.edu/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
Met Office Hadley Centre Data Setshttp://hadobs.metoffice.com/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
UK's UEA Climatic Research Unit & Tyndall Centrehttp://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/~timm/data/index-table.html   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratoryhttp://www.cdc.noaa.gov/PublicData/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
University of Washington's JISAO Data Libraryhttp://jisao.washington.edu/data.html   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
University of Delaware Climate Data Libraryhttp://climate.geog.udel.edu/~climate/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas 
       
DATA Set Guide      
UCAR's Informed Guide to Climate Data Sets:http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/guide/   Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas