[R] Drought Severity Index (DSI)

Muhammad Rahiz muhammad.rahiz at ouce.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 12 12:21:31 CET 2010

Hello Jim,

Thanks for the response. I have the algorithm based on the original 
paper (Bryant et al. 1994) and subsequent modification by Philips and 
McGregor(1994). The latter gives the formula for calculating the index 
in MS Excel. I'm trying to translate it to R.


Muhammad Rahiz  |  Doctoral Student in Regional Climate Modeling					
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Jim Lemon wrote:
> On 01/12/2010 07:21 PM, Muhammad Rahiz wrote:
>> Does anyone have the code to calculate the drought severity index?
> Hi Muhammad,
> If you mean "does anyone have the algorithm?" it seems pretty hard to 
> find. Even that old standby Wikipedia didn't have a description of 
> Palmer's algorithm. If you happen to have the algorithm but not the R 
> code, perhaps mentioning that might get some responses.
> Jim

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