Tropical/Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns from NOAA/Climate Prediction Center

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The Tropical/ Northern Hemisphere pattern was first classified by Mo and Livezey (1986), and appears as a prominent mode from November-February. The pattern consists of one primary anomaly center over the Gulf of Alaska and a separate anomaly center of opposite sign over the Hudson Bay. A weaker area of anomalies having ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Tropical/Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Pattern
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
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: daily, monthly, seasonal
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Tropical/Northern Hemisphere Pattern

Data Center Personnel
Email: Ed.Olenic at
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Barnston, A.G., and R.E. Livezey, 1987: Classification, seasonality
and persistence of low - frequency atmospheric circulation
patterns. Mon. Wea. Rev., 115, 1083-1126.

Barnston, A.G., R.E. Livezey, and M.S. Halpert, 1991. Modulation of
Southern Oscillation-Northern Hemisphere mid-winter climate
relationships by the QBO. J. of Climate. 4: 203-217.

Mo, K. C., and R. E. Livezey, 1986: Tropical-extratropical
geopotential height teleconnections during the Northern Hemisphere
winter. Mon. Wea. Rev., 114, 2488-2515.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-05
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