North Tropical Atlantic (NTA) SST Index

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/PSD
Publication_Date: ongoing
Title: North Tropical Atlantic (NTA) SST Index
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA/PSD Indices and Forecasts
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Publisher: NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#NTA
Description:
Abstract:
[Source: NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ ] The timeseries of SST anomalies averaged over 60W to 20W, 6N to 18N and 20W to 10W, 6N to 10N. Data is obtained from the COADS dataset for 1951-2000. Anomalies were calculated relative to the 1951-2000 climatology, smoothed by three months running mean procedure and projected onto 20 leading EOFs. Month of data is the center of the 3 months that are smoothed. See: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#NTA
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Penland, C., and Ludmila Matrosova, 1997: On the prediction of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures. Proc. 21st Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Huntsville AL, 28 Oct. - 1 Nov., 1996. Penland, C., and L. Matrosova, 1998: "Prediction of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures using Linear Inverse Modeling," J. Climate, March, 483-496 pp. Penland, C., and L. Matrosova, 2001: "Expected and Actual Errors of Linear Inverse Modeling Forecasts," Monthly Weather Review, 129, 1740-1745.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19510101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -20.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -10.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 6.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -20.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 6.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES > NORTH TROPICAL ATLANTIC INDEX > NTA
Theme_Keyword: Nta
Theme_Keyword: North Tropical Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: Climate Index
Theme_Keyword: Climate Indices
Theme_Keyword: Sst Anomalies
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD > Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NTA Index
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.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/l...
Access_Instructions:
Access to monthly NTA index data since 1951
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/forecasts/sstlim/forn...
Access_Instructions:
Access to experimental NTA forecast data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/forecasts/sstlim/forn...
Access_Instructions:
Access to documentation and data on Atlantic SST forecasts
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051215
Metadata_Review_Date: 20091105
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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