Earth  ID: 3171

Wind Anomalies During El Niño/La Niña Event of 1997-1998 (WMS)

The El Niño/La Niña event in 1997-1999 was particularly intense, but was also very well observed by satellites and buoys. Deviations from normal winds speeds and directions were computed using data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSMI) on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite.

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Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
Zonal Pseudostress
Data Compilation - FSU/COAPS - 1997-01-01 through 1999-12-27, every 8 days
TRMM and DMSP/SSM/I and TMI/3B4XRT also referred to as: 3-hour Rainmap
1997-01-01 through 1999-12-27, every 8 days
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This item is part of these series:
El Niño and La Niña

DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Winds >> Surface Winds
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Teleconnections >> El Nino Southern Oscillation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Winds >> Surface Winds
GCMD >> Location >> Pacific Ocean
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version