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Reduced resolution COADS SST and SLP anomalies, surface air temperature, cloudiness, and winds in netCDF Format

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Abstract: The leading EOF is characterized by SST anomalies of one sign in the
western north Pacific with correlations in excess 0.6 in the region
45-35N, 160E-150W, and SST anomalies of opposite sign along the
Aleutians, the west coast of North America, and extending westward to
the Hawaiian Islands between 25 and 20N. The correlations in the North
America offshore region are typically 0.3 in magnitude. ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: T. Mitchell
Dataset Title: 4 by 6-degree latititude-longitude resolution anomalies of COADS SST, SLP, surface air temperature, winds, and cloudiness
Dataset Release Place: WA
Dataset Publisher: University of Washington
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1854-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4 degree
Longitude Resolution: 6 degree
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Reduced resolution COADS SST & SLP anomalies

Data Center Personnel
Email: mitchell at
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 9.2 Mb
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: None
Zhang, Y., J. M. Wallace, and D. S. Battisti, 1996: ENSO-like
interdecadal variability: 1900-93. J. Climate, 9, 1004-1020

Folland C.K. & Parker D.E. 1995 Correction of instrumental biases in
historical sea surface temperature
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24