El Nino Regions 3 and 3.4 SST Indices from NCAR
Entry ID: NCAR_SST_ENSO

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Summary
Abstract: These data constitute Nino Region 3 and Nino Region 3.4 SST anomalies
(indices) in degrees Celsius which are discussed and appear as figures
in Trenberth (1997). The Nino 3 Region is bounded by 90W-150W and 5S-
5N. The Nino 3.4 Region is bounded by 120W-170W and 5S- 5N.

Monthly means were computed for each time series for the period
1950-1979. These means were then subtracted from their respective time
series for the entire data set (1950-1998). Finally, a five-month
running mean was applied to each time series.

The data is at
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/Nino_3_3.4_indices.html


The raw SST data is from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center at:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/
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Description: SST Nino Regions data from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: -90.0   W: -150.0
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: -120.0   W: -170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Trenberth, K.
Dataset Title: Nino Region 3 and Nino Region 3.4 SST Indices
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NCAR
Online Resource: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/Nino_3_3.4_indices.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
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Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Data Set Progress
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Originating Center
Data Center
Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLIMATE AND GLOBAL DYNAMICS DIVISION
Phone: 303.497.1740
Email: cwimert at cgd.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
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Publications/References
Trenberth, K.E. 1997. The Definition of El Nino. Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society, 78, 2771-2777.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-10-24
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