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DroughtIndices: Colorado Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index

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Colorado Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index 

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In an effort to improve the utility of the Palmer index in Colorado, Doesken et al., 1983, created the Colorado Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index (CMPDSI). The CMPDSI creates 25 geographical subregions of the state that are more climatically similar than the original 5 regions calculated on the national scale. The procedure for calculating the CMPDSI is the same method as described by Palmer (1965), it is only the regions that are being calculated that were modified. Please refer to Palmer (1965) for a complete description of how the index is calculated.

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Created at 11/15/2010 3:50 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 11/16/2010 11:30 AM  by System Account