Monthly Reanalysis Timeseries

*** 2019/05/02 - Plotting from this page is disabled while the site is restored from a major server disruption ***
Define an area average by entering latitude and longitude bounds in the boxes to the right. In order to define a point, use the same value for North (top) and South (bottom), and likewise for East-1 (left) and East-2 (right). Longitude bounds must range from 0°E to 360°E.
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This page is used for making timeseries plots from monthly-average climate reanalysis. Models are available here with time coverage extending as far back as the late 1800s. The most sophisticated, highest resolution reanalysis models that incorporate satellite data generally begin January, 1979. Although technically not reanalysis, this interface also includes access to NOAA's Extended Reconstructed SST Version 3b dataset, as well as an ensemble-average of the NCAR CCSM4 general circulation model for CMIP5/IPCC-AR5 future climate scenario RCP 8.5. See the Available Datasets page for further details about the models accessible here.

How do I make plots?

Generating timeseries images through this page is easy. Select options that you want from the pulldown menus above, then click plot. Values will be averaged across the selected region. Download links for PDF, PNG, and CSV files will appear below-right of each image. A location map for the selected region will also appear below the timeseries plot. Images generated using NCAR Command Language.