PowerSDI: Calculate Standardised Drought Indices Using NASA POWER Data

A set of functions designed to calculate the standardised precipitation and standardised precipitation evapotranspiration indices using NASA POWER data as described in Blain et al. (2023) <doi:10.2139/ssrn.4442843>. These indices are calculated using a reference data source. The functions verify if the indices' estimates meet the assumption of normality and how well NASA POWER estimates represent real-world data. Indices are calculated in a routine mode. Potential evapotranspiration amounts and the difference between rainfall and potential evapotranspiration are also calculated. The functions adopt a basic time scale that splits each month into four periods. Days 1 to 7, days 8 to 14, days 15 to 21, and days 22 to 28, 29, 30, or 31, where 'TS=4' corresponds to a 1-month length moving window (calculated 4 times per month) and 'TS=48' corresponds to a 12-month length moving window (calculated 4 times per month).

Version: 1.0.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0)
Imports: graphics, lmom, lubridate, nasapower, stats
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), vcr (≥ 0.6.0), vdiffr (≥ 1.0.0)
Published: 2024-01-15
Author: Gabriel Constantino Blain ORCID iD [aut, cre], Graciela R. Sobierajski ORCID iD [aut], Leticia L. Martins ORCID iD [aut], Adam H. Sparks ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: Gabriel Constantino Blain <gabriel.blain at sp.gov.br>
BugReports: https://github.com/gabrielblain/PowerSDI/issues
License: MIT + file LICENSE
URL: https://github.com/gabrielblain/PowerSDI
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-GB
Citation: PowerSDI citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Hydrology
CRAN checks: PowerSDI results


Reference manual: PowerSDI.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to PowerSDI


Package source: PowerSDI_1.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: PowerSDI_1.0.0.zip, r-release: PowerSDI_1.0.0.zip, r-oldrel: PowerSDI_1.0.0.zip
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): PowerSDI_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): PowerSDI_1.0.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): PowerSDI_1.0.0.tgz
Old sources: PowerSDI archive


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