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Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) Reconstruction, NOAA/NCDC/WDC Paleoclimatology
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2001-001

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Abstract: This data consists of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)
reconstruction based on tree ring chronologies.

Climate in the North Pacific and North American sectors has
experienced interdecadal shifts during the 20th century. A network of
recently developed tree-ring chronologies for Southern and Baja
California extends the instrumental record, and reveals decadal-scale
variability back to AD ... View entire text
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Description: Access to original tree-ring data used in the PDO reconstruction

Description: International Tree-Ring Data Bank
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Caption:  Reconstructed PDO since 1660
Description:  Reconstructed PDO since 1660

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -60.0   E: -60.0   W: 100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Biondi, F., A. Gershunov, and D.R. Cayan
Dataset Title: Pacific Decadal Oscillation Reconstruction
Dataset Release Date: January 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Contribution #2001-001
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1661-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 400 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: annual
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Data Contribution Series #2001-001

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: 775-784-6921
Fax: 775-784-1058
Email: fbiondi at
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of Nevada
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89557-0048
Country: USA
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Biondi, F., A. Gershunov, and D.R. Cayan, 2001, North Pacific decadal
climate variability since AD 1661, Journal of Climate, Volume 14,
Number 1, January 2001.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24