Precipitation estimates and drought conditions in Al-Karak, Southern Jordan 1981-2022

Published: 23 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zp5ytjzg4m.1
Muhammad Rasool Al-Kilani,


Monthly precipitation estimates for the period 1981 - 2022 for the Mazar district of Al-Karak governorate in Southern Jordan, obtained using the agro-climatology database of the NASA POWER platform. Also presented, drought severity for each period calculated using the Standardised Precipitation Index (SPI) at 3, 6, and 12-month scales. Values over zero represent a wet period, while negative SPI values represent a dry period. The data used in this analysis were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) POWER Project funded through the NASA Earth Science/Applied Science Program. Please cite this data as follows: Al-Kilani, Muhammad Rasool; Al-Bakri, Jawad; Rahbeh, Michel (2022), “Precipitation estimates and drought conditions in Al-Karak, Southern Jordan 1981-2022”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/zp5ytjzg4m.1


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Precipitation estimates were acquired using the GIS data viewer of the agro-climatology data-base of the NASA POWER platform. The standardized precipitation index was calculated the SPEI package in R studio based on monthly precipitation records from Jan 1981 to Apr 2022


The University of Jordan


Drought, Atmospheric Precipitation, Climate Data