Monthly and Weekly Nino 3 Region SST Index: Central Tropical Pacific
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_NINO3

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Summary
Abstract: [Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ ]

Nino Regions - for data sampling of SSTs the tropical Pacific has been divided into a number of regions named Nino 1, 2,3, 4, and 3.4 (which is encompasses part of both region 3 and 4). Nino 1 is the area defined by 80W-90W and 5S-10S, Nino 2 by 80W-90W and 0S-5S, Nino 3 by 90W-150W and 5N-5S, Nino 4 by 150W-160E and 5N-5S, Nino 3.4 by 120W-170W and 5N-5S. (see: http://ggweather.com/enso/nino_regions.gif)

The Climate Prediction Center has weekly data since 1990 and monthly since 1950.

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Description: Access to monthly Nino 3 SST index data since 1950


Geographic Coverage
 N: 5.0 S: -5.0  E: -90.0  W: -150.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Nino 3
Dataset Series Name: NOAA/NWS/CPC Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Camp Springs, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA National Weather Service, Center for Climate Prediction
Online Resource: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly, weekly


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SST    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) >NINO 3    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES >NINO 3 INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
Nino 3 Region
climate index
climate indices
SST anomalies
ENSO
climate change


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NWS/CPC


Data Center
Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: Nino 3 Index

Data Center Personnel
Name: ED O'LENIC
Email: Ed.Olenic at noaa.gov



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online www
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: none



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-05

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