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Monthly drought data for Australia 1890-2008 using the Hutchinson Drought Index

TypeCollection
TitleMonthly drought data for Australia 1890-2008 using the Hutchinson Drought Index
Brief TitleDROUGHT-BOM-GRIDS
Alternate TitleHutchinson Drought Index
Collection TypeCollection
Access PrivilegesMeteorology and Health
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.4225/13/50BBFD7E6727A
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementThese data were developed for the NCEPH Drought Drying and Rural Regional Mental Health collaboration.
Brief DescriptionThe algorithm used to calculate the drought index using the Hutchinson method is stored in this repository.
Full DescriptionThe source weather dataset are monthly spatial interpolations of rainfall data 1890-2008 from BoM weather stations, gridded at 0.25 degree of latitude-longitude across Australia.
The algorithm used to calculate the drought index using the Hutchinson method is stored in this repository.
The source weather data can be accessed from the principal investigators: Peter Powers and Dean Collins, National Climate Centre, BoM.
Contact Emailivan.hanigan@canberra.edu.au
Contact AddressUniversity of Canberra Health Research Institute.
Principal InvestigatorIvan Charles Hanigan
SupervisorsIvan Charles Hanigan
CollaboratorsMark Clements
Tony McMichael
Fields of Research040107 - Meteorology
KeywordsDrought
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
18902008
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
ISO 3166-1 Country CodesAU
Date of data creation2012
Year of data publication2012
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
IvanHanigan
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Australian Data Archive
Publications

Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
10.1073/pnas.1112965109
Publication Title
Hanigan, IC, Butler, CD, Kokic, PN, Hutchinson, MF. Suicide and Drought in New South Wales, Australia, 1970-2007. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 2012, vol. 109 no. 35 13950-13955, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1112965109.
Publication Reference


Related Websites
URLTitle
https://github.com/ivanhanigan/HutchinsonDroughtIndex/blob/master/inst/doc/HutchinsonDroughtIndex-original.pdfHutchinson's Drought Index
https://github.com/swish-climate-impact-assessment/DROUGHT-BOM-GRIDSHanigan's Github Repo
http://swish-climate-impact-assessment.github.com/EWE.htmlExtreme Weather Events Database
https://osf.io/bt8zd/Open Access Repo with OSF
Access RightsOpen access allowed
Rights held in and over the dataCC BY 4.0
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution
Data LocationPostgreSQL server:
psql -h gislibrary.anu.edu.au -d ewedb

Example Extract:
select t2.*,t1.*
from bom_grids.rain_nsw_1890_2008_4 as t1 join (
select bom_grids.grid_nsw.*
from bom_grids.grid_nsw
where st_intersects(
st_GeomFromText(
'POINT('||
147.2053 ||
' '||
-33.9235 ||')'
,4283)

,bom_grids.grid_nsw.the_geom)
) as t2
on t1.gid=t2.gid
where year >= 2007;
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanYes
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National Data Service
- Australian National University
Identifier: anudc:3313
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