Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

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Abstract: The University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the
Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) offers an Indian Ocean Sea Surface
Temperature Anomalies dataset. Index values taken as the average over
30N-30S, 46-100E excluding the grid points corresponding to the Red
Sea. Anomalies are with respect to the period 1950-79. The
global-average SST anomaly has been subtracted from each time point to
remove the step-jump in COADS SST values that occurs at the beginning
of World War II (Folland and Parker, 1995,
Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 121, 319-367).

This data may be freely downloaded from the JISAO WWW site.

[Summary Adapted from the JISAO Homepage]
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.0   S: -30.0   E: 100.0   W: 46.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Todd Mitchell
Dataset Title: Indian Ocean SST Anomalies
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Dataset Publisher: Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1854-07-01
Stop Date: 1992-12-31
Location Keywords
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-07-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-09-10
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