The El Nino Winter of 1997 - 1998Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00501
Abstract: The El Nino Winter of 1997 - 1998 is a technical report available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Prior to the winter of 1997-8, record-breaking warm-episode (El Nino) conditions had persisted in the tropical Pacific since June 1997. The winter of 1997-8 was marked by unusual extremes in parts of the country. The winter was dominated by an El Nino-influenced weather pattern, with ... wetter than normal conditions across much of the southern third of the country, and warmer than normal conditions across much of the northern two-thirds of the country. Overall, the winter (December 1997- February 1998) was the second warmest and seventh wettest since 1895. Severe weather events included flooding in the southeast and California, an ice storm in the northeast, and tornadoes in Florida.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: The El Nino Winter of 1997 - 1998
Dataset Release Date: 1998-04-01
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1997-12-01Stop Date: 1998-02-28
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > FREEZING RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SUNSHINE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > FLOODS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > EROSION
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > LANDSLIDES
CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TELECONNECTIONS > EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > SEVERE STORMS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TORNADOES
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DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-11
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-06-28