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Federal

The term "Palmer Drought Index" has been used collectively to represent multiple indices. This index is simply a water balance model which analyzes precipitation and temperature, and used as a tool to measure meteorological and hydrological drought across space and time. All versions of the index uses the Versatile Soil Moisture Budget to model the movement of water within the system, and a daily Priestly-Taylor model to estimate evapotranspiration. The Palmer Drought Index (PDI) uses monthly temperature and precipitation data to calculate a simple soil water balance.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022
Date Published: May 5, 2017
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF HTML ESRI REST GeoTIF
Keywords:  PDI, agclimate, PHDI, Farmlands, Agriculture, Crops, Temperature, Precipitation
Federal

The Moisture Anomaly Index (Palmer-Z) is an estimate of the moisture difference from normal (a 30-year mean). It attempts to express conditions for the current month regardless of what may have occurred before the month in question.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022
Date Published: May 5, 2017
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF HTML ESRI REST GeoTIF
Keywords:  PDI, agclimate, MAI, Agriculture, Crops, Farmlands, Temperature, Precipitation
Federal

The Blended Index (BI) is a model which employs multiple potential indicators of drought and excess moisture, such as the Palmer drought index, rolling precipitation amounts and soil moisture, and combines them into a weighted, normalized value between 0 and 100. The inputs and weights used in this model are subject to change periodically as it is optimized to best represent extent, duration and severity of impactful weather conditions. The blended index is deployed as two variations; short term (st) focusing on 1 to 3 months, and long term (lt) focusing on 6 months to 5 years.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022
Date Published: May 5, 2017
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF HTML ESRI REST GeoTIF
Keywords:  BI, agclimate, BIST, Farmlands, Crops, Agriculture, Temperature, Precipitation
Federal

The Blended Index (BI) is a model which employs multiple potential indicators of drought and excess moisture, such as the Palmer drought index, rolling precipitation amounts and soil moisture, and combines them into a weighted, normalized value between 0 and 100. The inputs and weights used in this model are subject to change periodically as it is optimized to best represent extent, duration and severity of impactful weather conditions. The blended index is deployed as two variations; short term (st) focusing on 1 to 3 months, and long term (lt) focusing on 6 months to 5 years.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022
Date Published: May 5, 2017
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF HTML ESRI REST GeoTIF
Keywords:  BI, agclimate, BILT, Crops, Agriculture, Farmlands, Precipitation, Temperature
Federal

This data represents the dryness of the land surface based on vegetation conditions. The data is created weekly and uses weekly information on precipitation anomalies (namely the Standardized Precipitation Index or SPI) and satellite vegetation condition derived from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the MODIS Satellite. These dynamic data sets along with static data sets on land cover, soil water holding capacity, irrigation, ecozones and land surface elevation are used to model the drought severity, based on the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). The mapcubist model was trained on historical data and applied in real time to the dynamic inputs to produce drought severity ratings.

Last Updated: Nov. 17, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 8, 2020
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS TIFF ESRI REST PDF
Keywords:  Crops, Farmlands, Precipitation, Agriculture
Federal

This series of datasets has been created by AAFC’s National Agroclimate Information Service (NAIS) of the Agro-Climate, Geomatics and Earth Observations (ACGEO) Division of the Science and Technology Branch. The Canadian Drought Monitor (CDM) is a composite product developed from a wide assortment of information such as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), streamflow values, Palmer Drought Index, and drought indicators used by the agriculture, forest and water management sectors. Drought prone regions are analyzed based on precipitation, temperature, drought model index maps, and climate data and are interpreted by federal, provincial and academic scientists. Once a consensus is reached, a monthly map showing drought designations for Canada is digitized.

Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 9, 2014
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: SHP GML WMS FGDB/GDB GEOJSON HTML PDF ESRI REST
Keywords:  Climate, Drought, Precipitation
Federal

The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) has been recognized as the most accessible index for quantifying and reporting meteorological drought. On short timescales, the SPI is closely related to soil moisture, while at longer timescales, the SPI can be related to groundwater and reservoir storage. The model uses observed historical precipitation amounts to compute probability distributions which are then normalized using an incomplete gamma function over a range of timescales. The values can be interpreted as the number of standard deviations by which the observed anomaly deviates from the long-term mean.

Last Updated: May 4, 2022
Date Published: May 5, 2017
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF HTML ESRI REST GeoTIF
Keywords:  SPI, agclimate, Farmlands, Crops, Agriculture, Temperature, Precipitation
Federal

Agriculture is an important primary production sector in Canada. Agricultural production, profitability, sustainability and food security depend on many agrometeorological factors, including drought. The Canadian Drought Outlook predicts whether drought across Canada will emerge, stay the same or get better over the target month. The drought outlook is issued on the first Thursday of each calendar month and is valid for 32 days from that date.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Dec. 1, 2020
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: SHP PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST GEOJSON
Keywords:  Drought Forecast, Climate, Weather forecasts, Farmlands, Weather, Meteorology, Drought, Agriculture, Temperature
Federal

Drought projections on seasonal to annual time scales are presented for Canada over the twenty-first century, based on the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI). Results make use of bias-corrected temperature and precipitation projections from 29 global climate models participating in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), and include three different forcing scenarios (RCP2.6, RCP4.5 and RCP8.5). Large differences in projected drought changes are observed among different regions. On the annual time scale, southwestern Canada and the Prairies may experience an increase in drying under a warmer climate.

Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 4, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: PDF HTML NetCDF
Keywords:  Drought, Climate change, Climate, Climatology, meteorology, atmosphere, Weather and Climate
Federal

Total soil moisture is the modelled amount of plant available water (mm) in the root zone of the soil. The value given is the amount calculated to be present on the modeled day of the product.

Values are computed using the Versatile Soil Moisture Budget (VSMB)

Last Updated: May 4, 2022
Date Published: May 5, 2017
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF HTML ESRI REST TIFF
Keywords:  Soil Moisture, agclimate, VSMB, TSM, Farmlands, Crops, Agriculture, Temperature, Precipitation
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