[Parameters: Topic='OCEANS', Term='OCEAN WINDS', Variable_Level_1='SURFACE WINDS']
Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Climatology, 0.25x0.25 deg, Yearly Grid, V3, (GSSTFYC), at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_GSSTFYC_3
Abstract: These data are the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Version-3 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,
This is the fine resolution version of the previously released GSSTFYC.2c.
This is the Yearly Climatology product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 0.25x00.25 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 1440x720 size.
Starting from previous Version 2c, these data have only one set of Combined data, "Set1". The Yearly Climatology HDF-EOS5 file also contains one extra grid of NCEP Climatology, "NCEP".
Starting with this Version 3, the "WB" variable, "lowest 500-m precipitable water" has been discontinued.
Thus every file contains 8 variables in the Grid "SET1", and 4 variables in the Grid "NCEP":
"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),
"U" '10-m wind speed' (m/s),
"DQ" 'sea-air humidity difference' (g/kg)
"Tot_Precip_Water" 'total precipitable water' (g/cm**2)
"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)
The double-quoted labels are the short names of the data fields in the HDF-EOS5 files.
The short name for this product is GSSTFYC.
Parameters contained in the data files include the following:
DQ|sea-air humidity difference|(g/kg)
E|latent heat flux|(W/m^^2)
H|sensible heat flux|(W/m^^2)
Psea_level|sea level pressure|(hPa)
Qair|surface air (~10-m) specific humidity|(g/kg)
Qsat|sea surface saturation humidity|(g/kg)
SST|sea surface skin temperature|(C)
STu|zonal wind stress|(N/m^^2)
STv|meridional wind stress|(N/m^^2)
Tair_2m|2m air temperature|(C)
Tot_Precip_Water|total precipitable water|(g/cm^^2)
U|10-m wind speed|(m/s)
End of parameter information
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Shie, C.-L., K. Hilburn, L. S. Chiu, R. Adler, I-I Lin, E. Nelkin, J. Ardizzone, and S. Gao
Dataset Title: Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Climatology, Yearly Grid
Dataset Series Name: GSSTFYC
Dataset Release Date: August 14, 2012
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Dataset Editor: Andrey Savtchenko
Issue Identification: GSSTFYC_3
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Other Citation Details: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/GSSTFYC_3.html
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/MEASURES/GSSTF/DATA311Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/DataHoldingsMEASURES.pl?PROG...
Start Date: 1988-01-01Stop Date: 2008-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 deg
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 deg
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: yearly
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SKIN TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > TURBULENCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND STRESS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > RADIATIVE FLUX
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > CONDUCTION
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > EVAPORATION
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > TURBULENCE
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Quality The data quality is variable between years, some years had dedicated data collectors and others did not - hence data were collected only sporadically in those years, if at all.
The detail of information recorded on the sightings also varied between year to year, as did the format of the recordings. The format and the physical condition of the records resulted in some ... information on the sightings being omitted from this dataset due to illegibility and unreadability. The affect of this on the overall quality of the data would be minimal.
Data collection began in earnest in 1948, but there are some sporadic records earlier than this dating back to 1900.
For further information on the quality of the data, refer to the references below.
Access Constraints The data currently is not publicly available. Contact the custodian for access.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 108KB
Distribution Format: .xls
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: harry.burton at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Rounsevell, D. (1988) Periodic irruptions of itinerant leopard seals within the Australasian sector of the Southern Ocean, 1976-86. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 122(1). 189-191
Rounsevell, D., Eberhard, I. (1980) Leopard seals, Hydrurga leptonyx (Pinnipedia), at Macquarie Island from 1949 to 1979. Australian Journal of Wildlife Research 7. 403-415
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-10-12