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Scandanavia (SCAND) Teleconnection Patterns from NOAA/Climate Prediction Center

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Abstract: [Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, ]

The Scandinavia pattern (SCAND) consists of a primary circulation center which spans Scandinavia and large portions of the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia. Two additional weaker centers with opposite sign to the Scandinavia center are located over western Europe and over the Mongolia/ western China sector. The Scandinavia ... View entire text
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Caption:  Plotted historical SCAND Pattern
Description:  Plotted historical SCAND Pattern

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 50.0   E: 45.0   W: -50.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: Scandanavia Teleconnection Pattern
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 Prediction
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly, seasonal
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Email: Ed.Olenic at
Barnston, A.G., and R.E. Livezey, 1987: Classification, seasonality
and persistence of low - frequency atmospheric circulation
patterns. Mon. Wea. Rev., 115, 1083-1126.

Wallace J.M., and D.S. Gutzler, 1981: Teleconnections in the
geopotential height field during the Northern hemisphere
Winter. Mon. Wea. Rev., 109, 784-812.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24