scPDSI: Calculation of the Conventional and Self-Calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index

Calculating the monthly conventional and self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI and scPDSI) using the precipitation and potential evapotranspiration data. The function to calculate PDSI is based on the C++ source codes developed by Nathan Wells, Steve Goddard and Michael J. Hayes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Reference: Palmer W. (1965). Meteorological drought. U.s.department of Commerce Weather Bureau Research Paper, <>; Wells N., Goddard S., Hayes M. J. (2004). A Self-Calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index. Journal of Climate, 17(12):2335-2351, <DOI:10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017%3C2335:ASPDSI%3E2.0.CO;2>.

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AuthorRuida Zhong [aut, cre], Xiaohong Chen [aut, ctb], Zhaoli Wang [aut, ctb], Chengguang Lai [aut, ctb], Steve Goddard [ctb], Nathan Wells [ctb], Mike Hayes [ctb]
MaintainerRuida Zhong <>
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scPDSI documentation built on May 2, 2019, 8:22 a.m.