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Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR)

Pentad mean and anomalous OLR

Time-longitude section of anomalous OLR

850-hPa Zonal Wind

Time-longitude Section (GDAS data)

Time-longitude Section (Anomalous)

Daily time series averaged over 160E-100W, 5N-5S (GDAS data)

Daily time series for the standard index areas (see Figure T3, CDB)(GDAS data)

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

Weekly SST Anomalies

Time-longitude section of SST anomalies (5N-5S)

Time series of weekly SST anomalies for the 4 Niño regions

Time series of weekly SST and Climatology for the 4 Niño regions

Subsurface Tropical Pacific Ocean Analyses

Mean and anomalous equatorial temperatures

Equatorial depth of the 20C isotherm

Anomalous equatorial depth of the 20C isotherm

Equatorial 55 meter depth temperature anomalies

Equatorial 106 meter depth temperature anomalies

Equatorial 155 meter depth temperature anomalies

Sea level anomalies

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Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR)

Pentad mean and anomalous OLR

Time-longitude section of anomalous OLR

850-hPa Zonal Wind

Time-longitude Section (GDAS data)

Time-longitude Section (Anomalous)

Daily time series averaged over 160E-100W, 5N-5S (GDAS data)

Daily time series for the standard index areas (see Figure T3, CDB) (GDAS data)

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

Weekly SST Anomalies

Time-longitude section of SST anomalies (5N-5S)

Time series of weekly SST anomalies for the 4 Niño regions

Time series of weekly SST and Climatology for the 4 Niño regions

Subsurface Tropical Pacific Ocean Analyses

Mean and anomalous equatorial temperatures

Equatorial depth of the 20C isotherm

Anomalous equatorial depth of the 20C isotherm

Equatorial 55 meter depth temperature anomalies

Equatorial 106 meter depth temperature anomalies

Equatorial 155 meter depth temperature anomalies

Sea level anomalies

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  • ENSO Evolution, Status, and Prediction Presentation - Overview of the evolution, status, and prediction of current ENSO conditions pictures of what El Nino and La Nina are and how they affect world weather.
  • El Nino and Climate Impacts - Technical discussion of El Nino's oceanic and atmospheric conditions and their global climate impacts.
  • La Nina and Climate Impacts - Technical discussion of La Nina's oceanic and atmospheric conditions and their global climate impacts.
  • SST Nino Regions - Graphical depiction of the regions (i.e. "NINO Boxes") most commonly used in the diagnosis and forecast of El Nino.
  • Other El Nino Links - Links to the most informative ENSO links on the web.
  • Monographs - The Office of Global Programs together with the University Consortium on Atmospheric Research in consultation with CPC and others produces a series of monographs written for the layperson called Reports to the Nation on Our Changing Planet. These monographs are used by many science teachers in their earth sciences classes.

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