Monthly and Weekly Nino 4 Region SST Index: Central Tropical Pacific
Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_NINO4

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Summary
Abstract: [Text Source: NOAA/CPC and NOAA/ESRL/PSD]

Nino Regions - for data sampling of SSTs the tropical Pacific has been divided into a number of regions named Nino 1, 2,3, 4, and 3.4 (which is encompasses part of both region 3 and 4). Nino 1 is the area defined by 80W-90W and 5S-10S, Nino 2 by 80W-90W and 0S-5S, Nino 3 by 90W-150W and 5N-5S, Nino 4 by 150W-160E and 5N-5S, Nino 3.4 by 120W-170W and 5N-5S. (see: http://ggweather.com/enso/nino_regions.gif)

The Climate Prediction Center has weekly data since 1990 and monthly since 1950. The Climate Diagnostics Center has monthly Nino 4 since 1948.

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to monthly Nino 4 SST index data since 1948


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to weekly Nino 4 SST index data since 1990


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to monthly Nino 4 SST index data since 1950


Geographic Coverage
 N: 5.0 S: -5.0  E: -150.0  W: 160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Nino 4
Dataset Series Name: NOAA/NWS/CPC Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Camp Springs, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA National Weather Service, Center for Climate Prediction
Online Resource: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN


Data Resolution


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SST    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) >NINO 4    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES >CENTRAL TROPICAL PACIFIC SST    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
Nino 4 Region
climate index
climate indices
SST anomalies
ENSO
climate change


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NWS/CPC


Data Center
Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: Nino 4 Index

Data Center Personnel
Name: ED O'LENIC
Email: Ed.Olenic at noaa.gov


Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/

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
ED O'LENIC
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Ed.Olenic at noaa.gov


ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-02

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