200 hPa Zonal wind index: Observation and Forecasts

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Publication_Date: ongoing
Title: 200 hPa Zonal wind index: Observation and Forecasts
Edition:
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA/NWS/CPC Indices and Forecasts
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Camp Springs, MD
Publisher: NOAA National Weather Service, Center for Climate Prediction
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/daily_ao_index/zw/zw_200.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
[Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ ] The zonal wind indices are obtained by averaging the daily (00Z) zonal wind anomalies over the indicated area. Note that positive values of the 200 hPa zonal wind indices imply easterly anomalies. The zonal wind indices and their forecasts using MRF and Enesmble mean forecast data are available for the previous 120 days and they are normalized by standard deviation using 1979-1995 base period. A 3-day running mean is applied for the forecast indices. Wind anomalies are based on the 1979-1995 period.
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19790101
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: -165.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -110.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.0
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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: Climate Index
Theme_Keyword: Climate Indices
Theme_Keyword: Forecast Indices
Theme_Keyword: Atmospheric Circulation
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Wind Anomalies
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Daily, Monthly
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DONALD GARRETT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Donald.Garrett@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC > Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: DONALD GARRETT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Donald.Garrett@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_NWS_CPC_ZONAL200
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII, graphs
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlin...
Access_Instructions:
Access to 200mb zonal wind indices graphs and data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/zwnd200
Access_Instructions:
Access to 200 millibar (mb) Zonal Winds Equator (165┬░West-110┬░West)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/
Access_Instructions:
Related monthly atmospheric and SST Indices
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030214
Metadata_Review_Date: 20091104
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@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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