Monthly Tropical Atlantic Ocean Gridded Pseudo-Stress and Sea Surface Temperature AnalysesEntry ID: WOCE_PSEUDO_STRESS_ATLANTIC
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
Data at FSU/COAPS is through 1999.
Data from 1964-1988 is available through the LDEO/IRI DODS server at:
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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 UniversityOnline Resource: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/woce/html/servain.htm
Start Date: 1964-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 2 degrees
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Distribution Media: online WWW
Distribution Format: ASCII files, one file per year
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