Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Seasonal Climatology, Set1 and NCEP
Entry ID: GES_DISC_GSSTFSC_2c

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Summary
Abstract: These data are the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Version-2c Dataset recently produced through a MEaSUREs funded project led by Dr. Chung-Lin Shie (UMBC/GEST, NASA/GSFC), converted to HDF-EOS5 format. The stewardship of this HDF-EOS5 dataset is part of the MEaSUREs project, http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects/surface-turbulent-fluxes-esdr
http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects

This is the Seasonal Climatology product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 1x1 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 360x180 size. The seasonal product is a result of averaging of three consecutive months: December-February, March-May, June-August, and September-November. There is one HDF-EOS5 file per season. A finer resolution, 0.25 deg, of this product has been released as Version 3.

Starting with Version 2c, there is only one set of Combined data, "Set1". The Seasonal Climatology HDF-EOS5 file also contains one extra grid of NCEP Climatology, "NCEP".

SET1 contains 9 variables:

"E" 'latent heat flux' (W/m**2),
"STu" 'zonal wind stress' (N/m**2),
"STv" 'meridional wind stress' (N/m**2),
"H" 'sensible heat flux' (W/m**2),
"Qair" 'surface air (~10-m) specific humidity' (g/kg),
"WB" 'lowest 500-m precipitable water' (g/cm**2),
"U" '10-m wind speed' (m/s),
"DQ" 'sea-air humidity difference' (g/kg)
"Tot_Precip_Water" 'total precipitable water' (g/cm**2)

The NCEP grid contains 4 variables:
"SST" 'sea surface skin temperature' (C)
"Psea_level" 'sea level pressure' (hPa)
"Tair_2m" '2m air temperature' (C)
"Qsat" 'sea surface saturation humidity' (g/kg)

The double-quoted labels are the short names of the data fields in the HDF-EOS5 files.


The seasonal temporal and one-degree spatial resolution of the product can be used to examining climate variability at these scales. Oceanic evaporation contributes to the net fresh water input to the oceans and drives the upper ocean density structure and consequently the circulation of the oceans.

The short name for this product is GSSTFSC

Parameters contained in the data files include the following:
Variable Name|Description|Units
Psea_level|sea level pressure|(hPa)
Qsat|sea surface saturation humidity|(g/kg)
SST|sea surface skin temperature|(C)
Tair_2m|2m air temperature|(C)
DQ|sea-air humidity difference|(g/kg)
E|latent heat flux|(W/m^^2)
H|sensible heat flux|(W/m^^2)
Qair|surface air (~10-m) specific humidity|(g/kg)
STu|zonal wind stress|(N/m^^2)
STv|meridional wind stress|(N/m^^2)
Tot_Precip_Water|total precipitable water|(g/cm^^2)
U|10-m wind speed|(m/s)
WB|lowest 500-m precipitable water|(g/cm^^2)
End of parameter information

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
Description: Science of the data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Shie, C.-L., K. Hilburn, L. S. Chiu, R. Adler, I-I Lin, E. Nelkin, and J. Ardizzone
Dataset Title: Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Seasonal Climatology, Set1 and NCEP
Dataset Series Name: GSSTFSC
Dataset Release Date: November 18, 2011
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 2c
Dataset Editor: Andrey Savtchenko
Issue Identification: GSSTFSC_2c
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Other Citation Details: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/GSSTFSC_2c.html
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/DataHoldingsMEASURES.pl?PROG...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: three months


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >TURBULENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC HEATING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >CONDUCTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >TURBULENCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
DMSP >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program    [Information]


Instrument
SSMI >Special Sensor Microwave/Imager    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
MEASURES >Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
fluxes
oceanic surface fluxes
latent heat flux
climate
hydrological cycle
hydrology
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
PLANNED


Originating Center
GES DISC


Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP/HTTP
Distribution_Size: 4 MB
Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS5
Fees: None


Personnel
ANDREY SAVTCHENKO
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5705
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Andrey.Savtchenko at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Distributed Active Archive Center Global Change Data Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


CHUNG-LIN SHIE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: chung-lin.shie-1 at nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-25

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