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West Pacific Teleconnection Patterns from NOAA/Climate Prediction Center

Abstract: [Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, ]

The WP pattern is a primary mode of low-frequency variability over the North Pacific in all months, and has been previously described by both Barnston and Livezey (1987) and Wallace and Gutzler (1981). During winter and spring, the pattern consists of a north-south dipole of anomalies, with one center located over the ... View entire text
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Description: Access to WP Index data since 1948
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Caption:  Plotted historical Wp Pattern
Description:  Plotted historical WP Pattern

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 0.0   E: -165.0   W: 90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: West Pacific 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: 1948-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: daily, monthly, seasonal
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: West Pacific Pattern

Data Center Personnel
Email: Ed.Olenic at
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