Gulf of Guinea Standardized Rainfall Index (8-4N, 20W-10E)Entry ID: JISAO_GULF_GUINEA_RAIN
Abstract: The University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the
Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) offers a Gulf of Guinea Standardized
Rainfall Index dataset.
The time series is smoothed with successive 9- and 5-point running
means for display purposes.
The averaging region is based on the rotated principal component
analysis of average June through September African rainfall presented
in Janowiak ... (1988, J. Climate, 1, 240-255). Stations within 8-4N,
20W-10E are obtained from the NCAR World Meteorological Surface
Station Climatology, and 5 retained which had complete or almost
complete records for 1950-93. The stations are listed below.
BOHICON ( 7.2N, 2.1E)
COTONOU, Benin ( 6.4N, 2.4E)
ATAKPAME Togo ( 7.6N, 1.1E)
LOME, Togo ( 6.2N, 1.3E)
ROBERTS FIELD ( 6.2N, 10.3W)
This data may be freely downloaded from the JISAO WWW site.
Link to: http://jisao.washington.edu/data_sets/guinea/
[Summary Adapted from the JISAO Homepage]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: T. Mitchell
Dataset Title: Gulf of Guinea Standardized Rainfall Index (8-4N, 20W-10E)
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dataset Publisher: Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)Online Resource: http://jisao.washington.edu/data_sets/guinea/
Start Date: 1899-01-01Stop Date: 1993-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ACII
Email: mitchell at atmos.washington.edu
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
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Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-13