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NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II in HDF-EOS5, for GSSTF2b, 1x1 deg Daily gridEntry ID: GES_DISC_GSSTF_NCEP_2b
Abstract: These data are the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Version-2b (GSSTF2b) 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-progr...
This is a Daily (24-hour) product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 1x1 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 360x180 size.
The input data sets used for this recent GSSTF production include the upgraded and improved datasets such as the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) Version-6 (V6) product of brightness temperature [Tb], total precipitable water [W], and wind speed [U] produced by the Wentz of Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), as well as the NCEP/DOE Reanalysis-2 (R2) product of sea skin temperature [SKT], 2-meter air temperature [Tair], and sea level pressure [SLP].
These HDF-EOS5 files contain one grid that have 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 GSSTF2b was originally released in binary format, and more details on the methodology, and relevant references, can be found here:
Start Date: 2007-01-01Stop Date: 2011-12-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-24