Global Circulation Animations: Means and Anomalies (Operational Data)


The means and anomalies in the table below are from the NCEP operational dataset. The operational climatology used to produce the anomalies is based on data from 1985-95. During this period, the assimilating general circulation model underwent many changes. An alternative to the NCEP operational dataset is the NCAR/NCEP Reanalysis dataset which has been produced with an unchanging assimilation model. This data is available about 1.5 months after the operational data.


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500 mb Heights Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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200 mb Heights Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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200 mb Eddy Heights Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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250 mb Winds Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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150 mb Winds Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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50 mb Winds Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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250 mb Zonal Mean U-Winds Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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Surface Winds Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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Sea Level Pressure Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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Surface Temperatures Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly Anomaly
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30-Day Updated twice a month. (8 images)
90-Day Updated once a month. (8 images)
365-Day Updated every 6 months. (8 images)