NOTICE (September 2017): Data previously stored at the CDIAC archive are being transitioned to the new, ESS-DIVE archive. This website provides access to the CDIAC data during the transition. If you have any questions regarding the new archive or the data transition, please contact

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Climate Indices

Climate indices are diagnostic tools used to describe the state of the climate system and monitor climate. They are most often represented with a time series, where each point in time corresponds to one index value. An index can be constructed to describe almost any atmospheric event; as such, they are myriad. Therefore, CDIAC provides these links to other web sites to help guide users to the most widely used climate indices, which in many cases are updated monthly.

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