Monthly Tropical Atlantic Ocean Gridded Pseudo-Stress and Sea Surface Temperature Analyses
Entry ID: WOCE_PSEUDO_STRESS_ATLANTIC

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Summary
Abstract: The data consist of monthly mean tropical pseudo wind-stress and sea
surface temperature in a 2 by 2 degree grid.

The analysis method is based on a combination of objective and
subjective analysis. The data are first averaged in 2 degree latitude
by 5 degree longitude boxes. All the individual values statistically
unrealistic within these boxes are then discared, corrected or kept,
according to the result of a climatalogical test and a consistency
test with values of the surrounding boxes. This procedure prevents
rejecting dramatic abnormal events. Then, an objective analysis method
of the successive-correction type (Cressman, 1959) is used to create a
2 degree by 2 degree gridded monthly data field without gaps.

[This summary was derived from the FSU/COAPS website
("http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/woce/html/servain.htm")]
Data at FSU/COAPS is through 1999.

Data from 1964-1988 is available through the LDEO/IRI DODS server at:
"http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.SERVAIN/"

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: -20.0  E: 15.0  W: -60.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Servain, J.
Dataset Title: SST and PWS 1964-1999 over the Tropical Atlantic
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Talahassee. FL
Dataset Publisher: WOCEMET Data Center/Florida State University
Online Resource: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/woce/html/servain.htm


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1964-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS >PSEUDOSTRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SST    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS >PSEUDOSTRESS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
WOCE >World Ocean Circulation Experiment    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
PSEUDO STRESS
PSEUDO WIND STRESS
PSEUDO WIND-STRESS
PSEUDO WINDSTRESS
PSEUDO-STRESS
PSEUDO-WINDSTRESS
TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN


Originating Center
ORSTOM


Data Center
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WOCE METEOROLOGICAL DATA CENTER
Phone: 850-644-4581
Fax: 850-644-4841
Email: wocemet at coaps.fsu.edu
Contact Address:
WOCE Surface Meteorology DAC/SAC
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
2035 E. Dirac Dr./Suite 205 Johnson Bldg
Florida State University
City: Tallahassee
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32306-2840
Country: USA


Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: SERVAIN

Data Center Personnel
Name: BENNO BLUMENTHAL
Phone: (845) 680-4450
Fax: (845) 680-4864
Email: benno at iri.ldeo.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
Data Library Manager
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964-8000
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online WWW
Distribution_Format: ASCII files, one file per year
Fees: None


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


JACQUES SERVAIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 22 45 06
Email: servain at orstom.fr
Contact Address:
Centre ORSTOM,
B.P. 70,
City: Plouzane
Postal Code: 29280
Country: FRANCE


Publications/References
Cressman, G. P., 1959: An Operational Objective Analysis
System. Mon. Wea. Rev., 87, 367-374.

Servain, J., Picaut, J., LeComte, P. and Seva, M., 1985a: A 16 year
Series of Observations of Sea Surface Temperature and Wind Stress
Field in the Tropical Atlantic. UNESCO, Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission, Technical Series, Time Series of Ocean
Measurements, Volume 2, 30, 29-32.

Servain, J., Picaut, J., and Busalacchi, A.J., 1985b: Interannual and
Seasonal Variability of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean Depicted by
Sixteen Years of Sea Surface Temperature and Wind Stress. Coupled
Ocean-Atmosphere Models, J.C.J. Nihoul Ed., Elsevier Ed., 211-237.

Servain, Jacques, James N. Stricherz, and David M. Legler, 1997: TOGA
Pseudo-stress Atlas 1985-1994, Volume I: Atlantic Ocean, Florida State
University, Tallahassee, FL, 158 pp.

Servain, J., Seva, M., Lukas, S. and Rougier, G. 1987: Climatic Atlas
of the Tropical Atlantic Wind Stress and Sea Surface Temperature:
1980-1984. Ocean Air Inter. J., 1, 109-182.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-02

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