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. More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

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Field Value
Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Update frequency Annual
Created 2017-10-19
Date modified 2017-10-19
Efficiency Type
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Jurisdiction New Zealand
Language English
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Record created October 19, 2017, Last Updated October 19, 2017