"Schubert" Drought Years (1875, 1891, 1892, 1897, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1920, 1921, and 1924)
Welcome to the European Russia Drought Atlas. This web
application provides access to summer (June-August) reconstructions of the
self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) on a 0.5°
latitude/longitude grid centered from the East European Plain to the Ural Mountains from AD
1400-2016. The reconstructions are derived from 697 tree-ring chronologies. For further details on the reconstructions, see Cook et al. (2020, link below).
Maps and time series can be created using tools under the "Maps" and "Time
Series" menus, respectively. For details on how to create maps and time series,
see the "Help" menu. An animation that runs through each year of the reconstruction
from AD 1400-2016 is available via the link below.
Questions, comments, or suggestions may be sent to Dorian J. Burnette.
Citation: Cook, E.R., O. Solomina, V. Matskovsky, B.I. Cook, L. Agafonov, A. Berdnikova, E. Dolgova, A. Karpukhin, N. Knysh, M. Kulakova, V. Kuznetsova, T. Kyncl, J. Kyncl, O. Maximova, I. Panyushkina, A. Seim, D. Tishin, T. Wazny, and M. Yermokhin, 2020: The European Russia Drought Atlas (1400–2016 CE). Climate Dynamics, 54, 2317-2335.
The entire dataset can be downloaded from NOAA Paleoclimatology.