North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) Reconstruction to 1500 AD, WDC/Paleoclimatology
Entry ID: NOAA_NGDC_PALEO_NAO1500

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Summary
Abstract: Monthly (1659-2001) and seasonal (1500-1658) North Atlantic
Oscillation (NAO) indices were estimated using instrumental and
documentary proxy predictors from Eurasia. Uncertainty estimates were
calculated for the reconstructions, and the variability of the
500-year winter NAO has been assessed. The late twentieth century NAO
extremes are within the range of variability during earlier centuries.

The NAO index is defined as the standardized (1901-1980) difference
between the SLP average of four gridpoints on a 5x5 longitude-latitude
grid over the Azores and over Iceland.

The reconstructions are based on a Principal Component Regression
Analysis.
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Description: Access to NAO reconstruction data files

Description: NAO Index data set documentation
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Caption:  Monthly NAO Index to 1500 AD
Description:  Monthly reconstructed NAO Index to 1500 AD

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: 0.0   E: -0.0   W: -75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Dietrich, D., Jones, P.D., Davies, T.D., Portis, D., J.F. Gonzalez-Rouco, H. von Storch, Gyalistras, D., Casty, C., and Wanner, H.
Dataset Title: North Atlantic Oscillation Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2002-016
Dataset Release Date: March 2002
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #2002-016
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/luterbacher2002b/luterbacher200...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1500-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly, seasonal, annual
Quality See:

Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Dietrich, D., Jones, P.D., Davies, T.D.,
Portis, D., J.F. Gonzalez-Rouco, H. von Storch, Gyalistras, D., Casty,
C., and Wanner, H., 2002, Extending North Atlantic Oscillation
Reconstructions Back to 1500. Atmos. Sci. Lett.,
doi:10.1006/asle.2001.0044.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Cite the original reference when using this data:

Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Dietrich, D., Jones, P.D., Davies, T.D.,
Portis, D., J.F. Gonzalez-Rouco, H. von Storch, Gyalistras, D., Casty,
C., and Wanner, H., 2002, Extending North Atlantic Oscillation
Reconstructions Back to 1500. Atmos. Sci. Lett.,
doi:10.1006/asle.2001.0044.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: text
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: juerg at giub.unibe.ch
Contact Address:
Institute of Geography, Climatology and Meteorology
University of Bern
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland
Publications/References
Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E., Dietrich, D., Jones, P.D., Davies, T.D.,
Portis, D., J.F. Gonzalez-Rouco, H. von Storch, Gyalistras, D., Casty,
C., and Wanner, H., 2002, Extending North Atlantic Oscillation
Reconstructions Back to 1500. Atmos. Sci. Lett.,
doi:10.1006/asle.2001.0044.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-04-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-01
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