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Kaplan Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Indices from LDEO/IRI Climate Data Library

Abstract: This data set includes indices of sea surface temperature (SST)
anomalies from Kaplan, et al (1998) and Cane, et al (1997).
These data sets were analyzed using the Optimal Smoother (OS)
analysis of MOHSST5, a version of the GOSTA dataset from the
U.K. Meteorological Office.

For each index there is the straight average of the values
available in the MOHSST5 dataset; the value corresponding to
the ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 20.0   S: 5.0   E: -15.0   W: -80.0
  N: 60.0   S: -30.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 30.0   S: -30.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 50.0   S: 30.0   E: -0.0   W: -60.0
  N: 70.0   S: 35.0   E: -10.0   W: -75.0
  N: 60.0   S: 35.0   E: -0.0   W: -60.0
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: -90.0   W: -150.0
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: -120.0   W: -170.0
  N: 50.0   S: 30.0   E: -120.0   W: 150.0
  N: 5.0   S: -5.0   E: 170.0   W: 120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: A. Kaplan
Dataset Title: Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Indices from Reduced Space Optimal Analysis of MOHSST5 Global Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1856-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: WWW
Fees: None
Phone: 914-359-8689
Fax: 914-359-2931
Email: alexeyk at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
P.O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: NY 10964-1000
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-11