Monthly Caribbean SST Index (CAR)
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_CAR

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Summary
Abstract: [Source: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ ]

The timeseries of SST anomalies averaged over the the Caribbean. Data is obtained from the COADS dataset for 1951-2000. Anomalies were calculated relative to the 1951-2000 climatology, smoothed by three months running mean procedure and projected onto 20 leading EOFs. See: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#CAR

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to monthly CAR index data since 1951


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access to documentation and data on Atlantic SST forecasts


Geographic Coverage
 N: 27.0 S: 9.0  E: -60.0  W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Dataset Title: Caribbean SST Index (CAR)
Dataset Series Name: NOAA Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO. USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Online Resource: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#CAR


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1951-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SST    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES >CARIBBEAN INDEX >CAR    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
CAR
Caribbean Index
climate index
climate indices
SST anomalies
climate change


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD


Data Center
Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/
Dataset ID: CAR 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
ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Penland, C and Ludmila Matrosova (1997), On the prediction of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures, Proc. 21st Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Huntsville AL, 28 Oct. - 1 Nov, 1996

Penland, C., and L. Matrosova (1998), Prediction of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures using Linear Inverse Modeling, J. Climate, 483-496, March 1998

Penland, C., and L. Matrosova (2001), Expected and Actual Errors of Linear Inverse Modeling Forecasts, Monthly Weather Review, 129, 1740-1745

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04

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