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Data and products of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI)

Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) calculated using global climate model projections from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) are provided. SPEI is a multiscalar index frequently used to quantify drought and is based on a climate water balance.


How to access the data

This data is available on the MSC GeoMet API / web services and on the MSC Datamart data server service.

An overview and examples to access and use the Meteorological Service of Canada's open data is available.


The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use of this data.

MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy

The MSC Open Data Service Usage Policy determines what constitutes an acceptable use of MSC Open Data services and provides users best practices for optimal use.


The metadata SPEI are available on the Open Government Portal

Technical documentation