Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Indices from NOAA/Climate Prediction Center
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_SSTINDEX

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

This data consists of sea surface temperature (SST) indices for the followng regions:

Weekly and Monthly SST indices for:
Nino 1+2 (0-10 South)(90 West - 80 West)
Nino 3 (5N-5S)(150W-90W)
Nino 4 (5N-5S)(160E-150W)
Nino 3.4 (5N-5S)(170W-120W)

Monthly indices for:
North Atlantic (5-20N)(60-30W)
South Atlantic (0-20S)(30W-10E)
Global Tropics (10S-10N)(180W-180E)
West Coast of Americas (Ship Track 1) 1951-
Hawaii Fiji (Ship Track 6) 1951-
West Coast of Americas (Ship Track 1) 1921-1950
West Coast of Americas (Ship Track 6) 1921-1950

On January 1, 2000, the base period for the monthly SST Nino regions changed and the CPC now uses 1961-1990 as the base period. This update has resulted in some variation in the calculated anomalies.

Further information on the SST analyses can be found at: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/Readme.index.shtml

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -0.0 S: -10.0  E: -80.0  W: -90.0
 N: 5.0 S: -5.0  E: -90.0  W: -150.0
 N: 5.0 S: -5.0  E: -150.0  W: 160.0
 N: 5.0 S: -5.0  E: -120.0  W: -170.0
 N: 20.0 S: 5.0  E: -30.0  W: -60.0
 N: -0.0 S: -20.0  E: 10.0  W: -30.0
 N: 10.0 S: -10.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 N: 12.0 S: -20.0  E: -73.0  W: -82.0
 N: 20.0 S: -20.0  E: -160.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Sea Surface Temperature (SST) 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: 1921-01-01


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


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


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


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Keywords
climate index
climate indices
forecast indices
climate change
SST anomalies
El Nino Southern Oscillation
ENSO
NINO regions
NINO 1+2
NINO 4
NINO 3
NINO 3.4
Ship Track 1
Ship Track 6


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: SST Indices

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
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-05

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