R-Package

An R-package has been developed to allow users to calculate CSI values for other stations they are interested in or with their own salinity data. The package can be downloaded from https://github.com/USGS-EDEN/CSI.

Published Data

Petkewich, M.D., McCloskey, B.J, Rouen, L.F., and Conrads, P.A., 2019, Coastal Salinity Index for Monitoring Drought: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9MQLNL2.

Conrads, P.A., 2016, Development of a Coastal Drought Index Using Salinity Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7TD9VDB.

User Guide

Lauren F. Rouen, Kirsten Lackstrom, Matthew D. Petkewich, and Bryan J. McCloskey, Coastal Salinity Index: User Guide

Publications

Petkewich, M.D., Lackstrom, K., McCloskey, B.J., Rouen, L.F., and Conrads, P.A., 2019, Coastal Salinity Index along the southeastern Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico, 1983 to 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1090, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191090.

Conrads, P.A., K.D. Rodgers, D.L. Passeri, S.T. Prinos, C. Smith, C.M. Swarzenski, B.A. Middleton, 2018, Coastal estuaries and lagoons: The delicate balance at the edge of the sea. USGS Fact Sheet 2018-3022.

Conrads, P.A. and L.S. Darby, 2017, Development of a Coastal Drought Index Using Salinity Data. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 753–766, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00171.1.

Nolan, C. B., D.L. Tufford, and D.R. Chalcraft, 2016, Needs Assessment of Coastal Land Managers for Drought Onset Indicators in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Coastal Research, 32 (5), 1016-1024.

Meetings and Related Materials

Lackstrom, K., and Petkewich, M.D., Coastal Salinity Index webinar, 10/17/2019 [ Slideshow (pdf) , Audio (mp3) ]

U.S. Drought Monitor classification applied to NC stream gage sites

Partners
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National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
The Coastal Carolinas DEWS is supported by NIDIS, an interagency program tasked with improving the nation’s capacity to manage and prepare for drought-related risks and impacts.

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NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help expand and build the nation's capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.

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Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) is one of 11 Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) programs in the U.S. and funded by NOAA. These interdisciplinary research teams are designed to help expand and build the nation’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Established in 2003, CISA works with a variety of organizations in the Carolinas to enhance to region’s capacity to plan for and respond to drought. Additional information about CISA’s research and activities related to the Coastal Salinity Index.

Acknowledgements

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Climate Program Office

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Jacksonville District

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science