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East Pacific Teleconnection Patterns from NOAA/Climate Prediction Center

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Abstract: [Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center, ]

The EP pattern is evident in all months except August and September, and reflects a north-south dipole of height anomalies over the eastern North Pacific. The northern center is located in the vicinity of Alaska and the west coast of Canada, while the southern center is of opposite sign and is found near, or east of, Hawaii. ... View entire text
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Caption:  Plotted historical EP Pattern
Description:  Plotted historical EP Pattern

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 0.0   E: -120.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NWS/CPC
Dataset Title: East 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: 1950-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 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: East Pacific Pattern

Data Center Personnel
Email: Ed.Olenic at
Distribution Media: online www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Email: Ed.Olenic at
Bell, G. D., and A. N. Basist, 1994: Seasonal Climate Summary: The
global climate of December 1992- January 1993: Mature ENSO conditions
continue in the tropical Pacific, California drought
abates. J. Climate, 7, 1581-1605.

Bell, G. D., and J. E. Janowiak, 1995: Atmospheric circulation
associated with the Midwest floods of 1993. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 5,

Chagnon, S. A., 1996: The Great Midwest Flood of 1993, Westview Press,
321 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23