Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) Zonal Wind Index, 1953-present
Entry ID: QBO_ZONAL_WIND_INDEX

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Summary
Abstract: [Text Source: Freie Universitat Berlin, http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/met/ag/strat/produkte/qbo/ ]

Almost 50 years ago, the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) of the winds in the equatorial stratosphere was detected due to the establishment of a global, regularly measuring radiosonde network (Graystone, 1959; Ebdon, 1960).

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Description: Access to documentation, graphics, and QBO monthly data.

Description: Stratospheric Research Group of the Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 1.0   S: -3.0   E: -172.0   W: 73.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Barbara Naujokat, Christian Marquardt, Freie Universitat Berlin.
Dataset Title: Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) Zonal Wind Index
Dataset Release Place: Berlin, Germany
Dataset Publisher: Freie Universitat Berlin
Online Resource: http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/met/ag/strat/produkte/qbo/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1953-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Biennial
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual Climatology
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Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Meteorological Institute, Freie Universitat Berlin Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHRISTIAN MARQUARDT
Email: marq at gfz-potsdam.de
Contact Address:
GeoForschungs Zentrum
City: Potsdam
Country: Germany
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: marq at gfz-potsdam.de
Contact Address:
GeoForschungs Zentrum
City: Potsdam
Country: Germany
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Publications/References
Naujokat, B. (1986), An update of the observed quasi-biennial oscillation of the stratospheric winds over the tropics, J. Atmos. Sci., 43, 1873-1877
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-07-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-24
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