Monthly ENSO Precipitation Index (ESPI)
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_ESPI

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Summary
Abstract: [Text Source: Curtis, S. and R. Adler, 2000: ENSO indexes based on patterns of satellite-derived precipitation. J. Climate, 13, 2786-2793 and http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/ESPIsummary.html ]

A summary of the GPCP precipitation-based ENSO indices (EI, LI, ESPI)

The goal in constructing a precipitation-based measure of ENSO was to estimate the gradient ... View entire text
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Description: Access to monthly ESPI Precipitation index since 1979
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 10.0   S: -10.0   E: 150.0   W: 90.0
  N: 10.0   S: -10.0   E: -100.0   W: 160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Curtis, S. and R. Adler
Dataset Title: ENSO Precipitation Index (ESPI)
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA TRMM Project Office
Online Resource: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/ESPIsummary.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SCOTT, DR. BRAUN
Phone: 301-614-6316
Email: Scott.A.Braun at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
TRMM Project Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-6316
Email: Scott.A.Braun at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
TRMM Project Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Curtis, S. and R. Adler (2000), ENSO indexes based on patterns of satellite-derived precipitation, J. Climate, 13, 2786-2793
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-06
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