Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Trenberth, K.
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: NCAR
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/soi.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) at NCAR is computed using monthly mean sea level pressures at Tahiti (T) and Darwin (D). The SOI [T-D] is an optimal index that combines the Southern Oscillation into one series. These SOI values are slightly different than those calculated by the Climate Prediction Center ("http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/") due to the normalization used. The [T+D] series is a measure of small scale and/or transient phenomena that are not part of the large scale Southern Oscillation. To access the SOI data at NCAR, see: "http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/catalog/climind/soi.html" or "ftp://ftp.cgd.ucar.edu/pub/shea/soi_dir/"
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: K. Trenberth (1984), Signal versus Noise in the Southern Oscillation, Monthly Weather Review 112:326-332
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18820101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 131.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -149.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -12.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -17.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > OSCILLATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE ANOMALIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Climate Index
Theme_Keyword: Climate Indices
Theme_Keyword: Slp
Theme_Keyword: Soi
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KEVIN TRENBERTH
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: trenbert@ucar.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The SOI values prior to 1935 should be used with caution. There are questions regarding the consistency and quality of the Tahiti pressure values prior to 1935. Perhaps a better estimate of the SOI prior to 1935 is the normalized Darwin pressure anomaly series.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UCAR/NCAR/CGD > Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contact_Person: CLIMATE AND GLOBAL DYNAMICS DIVISION
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303.497.1740
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cwimert@cgd.ucar.edu
Resource_Description: NCAR_SOI
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/cddb/
Access_Instructions:
SOI data from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20031205
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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