Monthly Tropical South Atlantic Index (TSA)
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_TSA

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Summary
Abstract: [Source: NOAA/ESRL/PSD, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ ]

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

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Description: Access to monthly TSA index data since 1948


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Description: All NOAA Climate Indices: Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series data.


Geographic Coverage
 N: -0.0 S: -20.0  E: 10.0  W: -30.0

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


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SST    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES >TROPICAL SOUTH ATLANTIC INDEX >TSA INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
TSA
Tropical South Atlantic Index
climate index
climate indices
SST
climate change


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NWS/CPC


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: TSA 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
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

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-06

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