Monthly Caribbean SST Index (CAR)
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_CAR

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Summary
Abstract: [Source: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ ]

The timeseries of SST anomalies averaged over the the Caribbean. Data is obtained from the COADS dataset for 1951-2000. Anomalies were calculated relative to the 1951-2000 climatology, smoothed by three months running mean procedure and projected onto 20 leading EOFs. See: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#CAR
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Description: Access to monthly CAR index data since 1951

Description: Access to documentation and data on Atlantic SST forecasts
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.0   S: 9.0   E: -60.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Dataset Title: Caribbean SST Index (CAR)
Dataset Series Name: NOAA Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO. USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Online Resource: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#CAR
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1951-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
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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: CAR 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
Penland, C and Ludmila Matrosova (1997), On the prediction of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures, Proc. 21st Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Huntsville AL, 28 Oct. - 1 Nov, 1996
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04
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