Western Hemisphere Warm Pool (WHWP)

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD
Publication_Date: ongoing
Title: Western Hemisphere Warm Pool (WHWP)
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA Indices and Forecasts
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Publisher: NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/list/#WHWP
Description:
Abstract:
[Source: NOAA/ESRL/PSD, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/ ] The Western Hemisphere Warm Pool (WHWP) monthly anomaly of the ocean surface area warmer than 28.5B0C in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific. Climatology is 1951-2000. The WHWMP develops west of Central America in the spring, then expands to the tropical waters to the east. WHWP development Enlarge WHWP development. The WHWP includes the tropical Atlantic Ocean (TNA) east of the Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern north Pacific Ocean (NPA). A WHWP heating cycle begins with warmth in the eastern North Pacific in the spring. A dipole pattern off Central America appears due to cold air from the Gulf of Mexico blowing south with mountain jet influence, with warm pools on each side. During boreal spring, the warm pools grow and merge. The warmth and moisture feed the Mexico monsoons, and warmth spreads across the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean areas. The WHWP is correlated with the Tropical North Atlantic index.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Wang, C., and D.B. Enfield 2001 The tropical Western Hemisphere warm pool Geophys. Res. Lett. 28 1635-1638
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19480101
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: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -30.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
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 > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE INDICES > WESTERN HEMISPHERE WARM POOL > WHWP
Theme_Keyword: Whwp
Theme_Keyword: Western Hemisphere Warm Pool
Theme_Keyword: Climate Index
Theme_Keyword: Climate Indices
Theme_Keyword: Sst
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
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_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/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: WHWP Index
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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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/correlation/whwp...
Access_Instructions:
Access to monthly WHWP data since 1948
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/climateindices/l...
Access_Instructions:
All NOAA Climate Indices: Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Hemisphere_Wa...
Access_Instructions:
Additional information on the WHWP
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051213
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110404
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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