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

The 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.
Type
Collection
Title
Monthly drought data for Australia 1890-2008 using the Hutchinson Drought Index
Brief Title
DROUGHT-BOM-GRIDS
Alternate Title
Hutchinson Drought Index
Collection Type
Collection
Access Privileges
Meteorology and Health
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.4225/13/50BBFD7E6727A
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Significance Statement
These data were developed for the NCEPH Drought Drying and Rural Regional Mental Health collaboration.
Brief Description
The algorithm used to calculate the drought index using the Hutchinson method is stored in this repository.
Full Description
The 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 Email
ivan.hanigan@canberra.edu.au
Contact Address
University of Canberra Health Research Institute.
Principal Investigator
Ivan Charles Hanigan
Supervisors
Ivan Charles Hanigan
Collaborators
Mark Clements; Tony McMichael
Fields of Research
040107 - Meteorology
Keywords
Drought
Date Coverage
1890
2008
Geospatial Location
iso31661
AU
Date of data creation
2012
Year of data publication
2012
Creator(s) for Citation
Ivan
Hanigan
Publisher for Citation
The Australian National University Australian Data Archive
Publications
doi
10.1073/pnas.1112965109
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.
Related Websites
https://github.com/ivanhanigan/HutchinsonDroughtIndex/blob/master/inst/doc/HutchinsonDroughtIndex-original.pdf
Hutchinson's Drought Index
https://github.com/swish-climate-impact-assessment/DROUGHT-BOM-GRIDS
Hanigan's Github Repo
http://swish-climate-impact-assessment.github.com/EWE.html
Extreme Weather Events Database
https://osf.io/bt8zd/
Open Access Repo with OSF
Access Rights
Open access allowed
Rights held in and over the data
CC BY 4.0
Licence Type
CC-BY - Attribution
Data Location
PostgreSQL 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 Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
Yes
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University
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