Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 331–341, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-331-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 331–341, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-331-2021

Data description paper 11 Feb 2021

Data description paper | 11 Feb 2021

A multi-scale daily SPEI dataset for drought characterization at observation stations over mainland China from 1961 to 2018

Qianfeng Wang et al.

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(1) The SPEI has been widely used to monitor and assess drought characteristics. (2) A multi-scale daily SPEI dataset was developed across mainland China from 1961 to 2018. (3) The daily SPEI dataset can identify the start and end days of a drought event. (4) The daily SPEI dataset developed is free, open, and publicly available from this study.