NCEP Pacific Ocean Analysis
Entry ID: noaa_cdc020

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Summary
Abstract: The analysis contains weekly and monthly means for temperature,
salinity, u and v velocity components of ocean current all at multiple
depths. Also included are weekly means for the surface variables
east-west wind stress, north-south wind stress, surface pressure
variation, short wave flux from NCEP's GDAS analysis and the heat
flux. For the monthly means the surface variables east-west wind
stress and north-south wind stress are included. Both monthly and
weekly means includes the average temperature correction due to data
assimilation. The monthly means are from the ocean reanalysis ra6.
Also included is a mask variable for both weekly and monthly
means. The mask can vary with time to indicate values are available at
a certain depth at some times and not at others. In the land mask
array, value at each grid point indicates number of vertical levels of
ocean at this grid point. Thus, a value of 0 indicates a land point, a
value of 27 indicates this is an ocean point, and it has full ocean
depth; a value of 10 indicates that this is an ocean point, but only
the top 10 levels are in active ocean, the lower 17 levels are part of
an under ocean mountain. Data variables at grid points shown to be
invalid by the mask variable have been set to the missing value.
Please note that the TOPEX altimitry data were used in the analysis
after 1997.

NOAAServer Codes: [POL 45 -35 122 -71.25] ; nodateline preview obtain


Purpose: Scientific research.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.0 S: -35.0  E: 122.0  W: -71.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Dataset Title: NCEP Pacific Ocean Analysis
Dataset Release Date: 2001-10-14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Online Resource: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.ncep.pac.ocean.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-10-14


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE VARIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX >SHORT WAVE HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS >LAND SEA MASK    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS >U COMPONENT OF OCEAN CURRENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS >V COMPONENT OF OCEAN CURRENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >U-WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >V-WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
OCEANS


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived
from these data.


Keywords
NCEP Pacific Ocean Analysis [POL 45.00 -35.00 122.00 -71.25]
Temperature Correction


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Climate Analysis Branch, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/psd1/
Dataset ID: CDC020

Data Center Personnel
Name: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov


Personnel
ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-06

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