Daily Antarctic Oscillation Index (AAO)Entry ID: NOAA_NWS_CPC_AAO
Abstract: [Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ ]
The daily Antarctic Oscillation (AAO) index is constructed by projecting the daily (00Z) 700mb height anomalies poleward of 20S onto the loading pattern of the AAO.
The daily AAO index and its forecasts using MRF and Ensemble mean forecast data are available for the previous 120 days and they are normalized by standard deviation using 1979-2000 base period. A 3-day running mean is applied for the forecast indices.
The monthly mean AAO index is available from January 1979 to the present.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Daily Antarctic Oscillation Index
Dataset Series Name: NOAA/NWS/CPC Indices and Forecasts
Dataset Release Date: ongoing
Dataset Release Place: Camp Springs, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA National Weather Service, Center for Climate PredictionOnline Resource: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/daily_ao_index/...
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Temporal Resolution: monthly mean
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Ed.Olenic at noaa.gov
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
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Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-11-04