You can use the plots produced from this page in publications.
We ask that you acknowledge the Physical Science Division in the publication. For example,
- NCEP Reanalysis
You should also reference the NCEP BAMS article for the NCEP Reanalysis data:
Kalnay, E. and Coauthors, 1996: The NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis 40-year Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 437-471.
- Interpolated OLR
For the interpolated OLR data, we request that you reference the article:
Liebmann, Brant, and Catherine A. Smith, 1996: Description of a Complete (Interpolated) Outgoing
Longwave Radiation Dataset. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77, 1275-1277.
You can find information on the OLR dataset here
. Note that the monthly mean climatology for this dataset is based on 1979-1995
- MSU Precipitation
For the MSU
data, we request that you reference the article
Spencer, R.W., 1993: Global oceanic precipitation from the MSU
during 1979-91 and comparisons to other climatologies. J.
Climate, 6, 1301-1326.
MSU is defined only
over ocean. Sea ice in high latitudes yields "bad" precipitation values.
Try setting a range if you run into this. Note that the monthly mean climatology for this dataset is based on 1979-1995
- U of Delaware Temperature and Precipitation
- CMAP Precipitation
is available for the Arkin-Xie dataset.
For the Arkin-Xie dataset, we request that you reference
Xie and Arkin, 1996: Analyses of Global Monthly Precipitation Using Gauge Observations, Satellite Estimates, and Numerical Model Predictions. J. Climate, 9, 840 -858.
Dataset merges gauge and the 5 kinds of satellite estimates (not NCEP Reanalysis values). Note that the monthly mean climatology for this dataset is based on 1979-1995