Anomaly PED, 2013/14–2015/16

Potential evapotranspiration deficit (PED) can be thought of as a drought index. It is the difference between how much water could potentially be lost from the soil through evapotranspiration and how much is actually available. When PED is high, plants do not have the full amount of water available they need for growth. As our climate changes, increasing temperatures and rainfall pattern changes are expected to increase PED, and the frequency and intensity of drought, particularly in currently drought-prone regions.
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Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Source Created 2017-10-18T21:04:32.008961Z
Source Modified 2017-10-18T21:08:39.160201Z
Language English
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Dataset metadata created 2 February 2020, last updated 1 January 2023