Monthly Bivariate ENSO Time Series (BEST) Index
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_BEST

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Summary
Abstract: [Text Source: Prashant Sardeshmukh and Catherine Smith, "Bivariate EnSo Timeseries or the
"BEST" ENSO Index", http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/people/cathy.smith/best/ ]

[Note change in SST dataset. We are now using the Hadley SST as the GISST is no longer available and the Hadley is considered a better dataset.]

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Description: Access to monthly BEST index data since 1948
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -45.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Dataset Title: BEST ENSO INdex
Dataset Series Name: NOAA Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Online Resource: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/people/cathy.smith/best/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1871-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
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Originating Center
Data Center
Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/
Dataset ID: BEST Index

Data Center Personnel
Name: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov
Distribution
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov
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Publications/References
Smith, C.A. and P. Sardeshmukh (2000), The Effect of ENSO on the Intraseasonal Variance of Surface Temperature in Winter, International J. of Climatology, 20, 1543-1557
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04
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