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Standardized Anomalies of Average Tropical Tropospheric Temperature and Niño 3.4 SST

This plot displays time series of the three-month running average of standardized tropical tropospheric temperature anomalies (in blue) and the three-month running average of standardized Niño 3.4 sea surface temperature anomalies (in red).

The standardized tropospheric temperature anomalies are averaged around the globe from 25°S to 25°N and from the 850 hPa pressure level to 200 hPa. The climatological base period for the atmospheric temperature is 1981 to 2010, and the base period used for the sea surface temperature anomalies is 1971-2000.

Dataset Documentation

Atmospheric Temperature Data

Data
NCEP-NCAR Reanalysis monthly air temperature from 850 hPa to 200 hPa on a 2.5° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis)
Analysis
Time series of the three-month running average of monthly standardized tropospheric temperature anomalies (1981-2010 base period) averaged around the globe from 25°S to 25°N from the 850 hPa pressure level to 200 hPa

Monthly SST Data

Data
Reynolds and Smith OISST Version 2 monthly sea surface temperature anomalies (in °C) with respect to the 1971-2000 base period on a 1.0° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (OISST Version 2)
Analysis
Time series of the three-month running average of standardized monthly sea surface temperature anomalies (1971-2000 base period) averaged over the Nino 3.4 region (5°S to 5°N latitude, and 170°W to 120°W longitude)

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