Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) Indices at 30 mb and 50 mb from NOAA/Climate Prediction Center
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_QBO

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

Quasi-Biennal Oscillation (QBO) index (formally known as Singapore Winds) monthly since 1979. Data is available at 30mb and 50mb.

For climate graphics and access to data and links to other climate
indices, see: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to QBO and other indices


Link: GET DATA
Description: 30 mb zonal wind index


Link: GET DATA
Description: 50 mb zonal wind index


Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: -60.0  E: -73.0  W: 90.0
 Min Altitude: 30 MB  Max Altitude: 50 MB

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Indices
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: 1979-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >QBO ZONAL WIND INDEX    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATION >QBO    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
QBO
Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Index
wind anomalies
climate index
climate indices
atmospheric circulation
climate change
zonal wind index


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: QBO Index

Data Center Personnel
Name: DONALD GARRETT
Email: Donald.Garrett at noaa.gov



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online www
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: none


Personnel
DONALD GARRETT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Donald.Garrett 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
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-05

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