Oberhuber's Climatological Atlas of Heat Fluxes and Radiation Budget Over the Global Oceans Based on COADS from NCAR and LDEO/IRI Climate Data Library
Entry ID: MPI_FLUX

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains climatological monthly means of heat fluxes and
radiation budget over the global oceans, based on analyses of the
Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) for the period
1950 - 1979. All data are given on a 2 x 2 latitude/longitude
grid. Meteorological and oceanographic parameters contained in
this data set include air temperature, mixed layer temperature,
precipitation, relative humidity, cloud cover, wind speed, sea
level pressure, salinity, absorbed solar radiation, outgoing
longwave radiation, net radiation, latent heat flux, sensible
heat flux, net downward heat flux, net freshwater flux, buoyancy
flux, frictional velocity, newtonian cooling rate, and transfer
coefficient for latent heat. Precipitation data were prepared
by Dennis Shea (NCAR). It was derived from land or island station
records and completed by satellite observations. Salinity data
required to compute buoyancy fluxes were taken from Sydney Levitus
(NOAA/NODC). All input data were monthly mean climatological
values except the surface salinity.
Because of the small variation of the climatological mean surface
salinity throughout the year, annual mean values were used.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J.M. Oberhuber
Dataset Title: Oberhuber's Climatological Atlas of Heat Fluxes and Radiation Budget Over the Global Oceans
Dataset Release Date: 1988
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NCAR
Online Resource: http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds541.0/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1979-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 deg
Longitude Resolution: 2 deg


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >BOUNDARY LAYER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ABSORPTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX >LATENT HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >NET RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRESH WATER FLUX >PRECIPITATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER >MIXED LAYER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX >LATENT HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >OCEAN MIXED LAYER >MIXED LAYER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


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


Keywords
ABSORBED SOLAR RADIATION
AIR SEA INTERFACE
CLIMATOLOGY
CLOUD COVER
COADS
DS541.0
FRICTIONAL VELOCITY
GRID DATA
LATENT HEAT FLUX
MARINE
MONTHLY DATA
OBERHUBER
OLR
OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
RADIATION
RADIATION BUDGET
SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX
STATISTICS
SURFACE


Originating Center
NCDS


Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://rda.ucar.edu/
Dataset ID: ds541.0

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dss-info at mailman.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.


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

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


Max Planck Institute for Meteorology    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/
Dataset ID: MPI_FLUX

Data Center Personnel
Name: KLAUS HASSELMANN
Phone: +1 (040) 41173-0
Fax: +1 (040) 41173-298
Contact Address:
Max Plank Institute fur Meteorologie
Bundesstrasse 55 W/2000
City: Hamburg
Country: 13 Deutschland



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online, magnetic tape
Fees: none (LDEO), cost (NCAR)


Personnel
JOSEF M. OBERHUBER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology
City: Hamburg 13
Postal Code: 2000
Country: Bundersstrasse 55, FRG


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Oberhuber, J. M. 1988. "An atlas based on COADS Data Set", Tech. Report
No. 15, Max-Planck-Institut fur Meteorologie.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-29

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