Monthly Tropical North Atlantic Index (TNA)
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_TNAI

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

The Tropical North Atlantic Index is Anomaly of the average of the
monthly SST from 5.5N-23.5N and 15W-57.5W. GISST and NOAA OI 1x1 datasets
are used to create the index. Climatology is 1951-2000.
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Description: Access to monthly TNA index data since 1948

Description: All NOAA Climate Indices: Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series data.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 23.5   S: 5.5   E: -15.0   W: -57.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD
Dataset Title: Tropical North Atlantic Index (TNA)
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/#TNA
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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: TNA 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
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: 2011-04-04
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