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EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES > TROPICAL SOUTH ATLANTIC INDEX

Definition:
Anomaly of the average of the monthly SST from Eq-20S and 10E-30W. GISST and NOAA OI 1x1 datasets are used to create index. Climatology is 1951-2000.

Reference:
Earth Systems Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, NOAA,
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list#TSA

Enfield, D.B., A.M. Mestas, D.A. Mayer, and L. Cid-Serrano, 1999: How ubiquitous is the dipole relationship in tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures? JGR-O, 104, 7841-7848.AOMLand PSD