The table below lists the datasets produced under Task 2: Knowledge base of the Historic Droughts project. 

 

DataAvailable
Enhanced historic rainfall: newly digitised monthly and daily raingauge data from 1862Included in Met Office MIDAS Open
Enhanced historic temperature: newly digitised monthly temperature records back to 1880sIncluded in Met Office HadUK-Grid
Enhanced historic rainfall: updated 5km grids including newly digitised monthly and daily raingauge data from 1860Included in Met Office HadUK-Grid
Historic Gridded Standardised Precipitation Index for the United Kingdom 1862-2015 (generated using gamma distribution with standard period 1961-2010) v4

Available for download from the EIDC

Historic Standardised Precipitation Index time series for IHU Hydrometric Areas (1862-2015) v2

Available for download from the EIDC

Historic Standardised Precipitation Index time series for IHU Groups (1862-2015) v2

Available for download from the EIDC 

Historic Gridded Potential Evapotranspiration (PET) based on temperature-based equation McGuinness-Bordne calibrated for the UK (1891-2015)

Available for download from the EIDC 

Historic reconstructions of daily river flow for 303 UK catchments (1891-2015)

Available for download from the EIDC

Historic Standardised Streamflow Index (SSI) using Tweedie distribution with standard period 1961-2010 for 303 UK catchments (1891-2015)

Available for download from the EIDC

Historic reconstructions of monthly groundwater levels for 54 UK boreholes (1891-2015)

Available for download from the EIDC

Historic Standardised Groundwater level Index (SGI) for 54 UK boreholes (1891-2015)

Available for download from the EIDC

Inventory of reservoirs amounting to 90% of total UK storageAvailable for download from the EIDC

Historic droughts inventory of drought references to water resources 1890-2015

Avilable for download from the UKDataService 
Simulated monthly biological indicators for England and Wales 1964-2012Available for download from the EIDC

Historic droughts inventory of references to legal regulation 1976-2012

Available for download from the UKDataService

Historic droughts inventory of references from agricultural media 1975-2012

Available for download from the UKDataService

Historic Droughts Inventory of references to past drought in the UK from oral histories and local newspapers (1893 - 2015)

Available for download from the UKDataService

Historic droughts inventory of references from British nineteenth-century newspapers 1800-1900

Available for download from the UKDataService

Historic droughts inventory of references from British twentieth-century newspapers 1900-1999

Available for download from the UKDataService

Historic droughts inventory of references from British broadsheet newspapers 1990-2014

Available for download from the UKDataService

Historic droughts inventory of references from British tabloid newspapers 1992-2014

Available for download from the UKDataService