Monthly Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI)
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_MEI

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Summary
Abstract: [Text Source: Klaus Wolter, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd//people/klaus.wolter/MEI/
Refer to: Wolter and Timlin, 1993, 1998, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd//people/klaus.wolter/MEI/#ref_wt1 ]

El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the most important coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon to cause global climate variability on interannual time scales. Here we attempt to monitor ENSO by basing the ... View entire text
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Description: Access to monthly MEI index data since 1950
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: -120.0   W: -170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD
Dataset Title: Multivariate ENSO Index (MEI)
Dataset Series Name: NOAA Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD
Online Resource: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd//people/klaus.wolter/MEI/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
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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: MEI 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: Klaus.Wolter at noaa.gov
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Publications/References
Wolter, K., and M.S. Timlin, 1998: Measuring the strength of ENSO -
how does 1997/98 rank? Weather, 53, 315-324

Rasmusson, E.G., and T.H. Carpenter, 1982: Variations in tropical sea
surface temperature and surface wind fields associated with the
Southern Oscillation/El NiC1o. Mon. Wea. Rev., 110, 354-384.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-02
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