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DroughtIndices: Crop Moisture Index


Crop Moisture Index 

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Index Description

This index was developed from the Palmer Index, and was designed to evaluate short-term moisture conditions across major crop producing regions. It uses the average temperature and total precipitation for each week and compares the calculated index with the previous week. This is a better index to measure rapidly changing conditions and for comparing different locations but the gross scale of the climate divisions (only 5 for Colorado) makes it a less useful index for Colorado.

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Created at 11/16/2010 8:33 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 11/16/2010 11:32 AM  by System Account