Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)

Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) 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. where positive values (greater than zero) result from above average conditions. 2022-05-04 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada agri-geomatics-agrog@agr.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologySPIagclimateFarmlandsCropsAgricultureTemperaturePrecipitation Data Product Specification (English)PDF https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcAgClimate/en/ISO_19131_AgClimate_-_Data_Product_Specification.pdf Using AAFC Climate Services (French)PDF https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcAgClimate/fr/Utilisation_des_services_climatiques_dAAC.pdf Data Product Specification (French)PDF https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcAgClimate/fr/Donnees_agroclimat_-_SPC.pdf Agroclimate Interactive Maps (English)HTML https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/agclimate Agroclimate Interactive Maps (French)HTML https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/agclimat Pre-packaged GeoTIF files (No linguistic component)GeoTIF https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/data_donnees/cli/agClimate/tif/spi/ Using AAFC Climate Services (English)PDF https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/supportdocument_documentdesupport/aafcAgClimate/en/Using_AAFC_Climate_Services.pdf Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)ESRI REST https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/rest/services/app_agclimate_agclimat/agclimate_spi/ImageServer Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)WMS https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/services/app_agclimate_agclimat/agclimate_spi/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)ESRI REST https://agriculture.canada.ca/atlas/rest/services/app_agclimate_agclimat/agclimate_spi/ImageServer

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. where positive values (greater than zero) result from above average conditions.

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