Role of the PSL Map RoomThese products are not guaranteed to be updated on a regular basis. They are intended to serve as examples of our ongoing work. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The PSL Map Room consists of a mix of short-term operational weather products available from the National Centers for Environmental Predicition (NCEP) (e.g., via Unidata) and long-term research-oriented climate products produced from a variety of in-house data sets. The Map Room is part of PSL's real time climate monitoring project whose major goals are:
- Disseminate global climate products depicting slow oscillations of the climate system (time scale greater than 30 days).
- Interpret the current state of the climate system using El Niño/ Southern Oscillation (ENSO) as a framework.
- Produce experimental predictions of important variables describing the slow climate oscillations (e.g., Pacific/Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures, tropical convection, etc.).
- Transfer useful monitoring and forecasting products to NCEP's Climate Prediction Center for public dissemination.