Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Monthly Grid, Set1 and Set2

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Originator: Chung-Lin Shie, Long Chiu, Robert Adler, I-I Lin, Eric J. Nelkin, Joe Ardizzone
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Monthly Grid, Set1 and Set2
Edition: 2b
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
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Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
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These data are the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Version-2b (GSSTF2b) 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, http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects/surface-turbulent-fluxes-esdr http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects This is the Monthly product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 1x1 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 360x180 size. The monthly product is a result of averaging of a month worth of daily GSSTF2b files. As with the daily product, there are two sets of Combined data, "Set1" and "Set2". They are different for being produced using a different combination of individual satellite products. Set1/Set2 may contain a larger/smaller global temporal trend in latent heat flux, but with less/more missing data. They are stored together in the monthly HDF-EOS5 files, under two separate Grids, SET1 and SET2. The monthly HDF-EOS5 file also contains two extra grids of interpolated data, SET1_INT, and SET2_INT. Each set (grid) contains 9 variables: "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), "WB" 'lowest 500-m precipitable water' (g/cm**2), "U" '10-m wind speed' (m/s), "DQ" 'sea-air humidity difference' (g/kg) "Tot_Precip_Water" 'total precipitable water' (g/cm**2) The double-quoted labels are the short names of the data fields in the HDF-EOS5 files. The monthly temporal and one-degree spatial resolution of the product can be used to examining climate variability at these scales. Oceanic evaporation contributes to the net fresh water input to the oceans and drives the upper ocean density structure and consequently the circulation of the oceans. The GSSTF2b was originally released in binary format, and more details on the methodology, and relevant references, can be found here: ftp://meso-a.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/shieftp/fluxdata/Shie-et-al-COAA2010.pdf ftp://meso-a.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/shieftp/fluxdata/Shie-et-al-AAS2009.pdf The previous GSSTF dataset (GSSTF2) has been widely used by scientific communities for global energy and water cycle research and regional and short period data analysis since its official release in 2000/2001. Accurate sea surface fluxes measurements are crucial to understanding the global water and energy cycles. The oceanic evaporation that is a major component of the global oceanic fresh water flux is particularly useful to predicting oceanic circulation and transport. Remote sensing is a valuable tool for global monitoring of these flux measurements. The GSSTF algorithm has been developed and applied to remote sensing research and applications. We are looking forward to serving the scientific communities with another useful dataset in GSSTF2b.
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Beginning_Date: 19870701
Ending_Date: 20081231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Planned
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SKIN TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > TURBULENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > RADIATIVE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > CONDUCTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > TURBULENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: DMSP > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: SSMI > SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: MEASURES > MAKING EARTH SCIENCE DATA RECORDS FOR USE IN RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS
Theme_Keyword: Fluxes
Theme_Keyword: Oceanic Surface Fluxes
Theme_Keyword: Latent Heat Flux
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Hydrological Cycle
Theme_Keyword: Hyrodlogy
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: GES_DISC_GSSTFM_2b
Distribution_Liability:
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Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS5
Transfer_Size: 4 MB
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http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Search, visualize, subset, and download data in HDF-EOS5
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Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://meso-a.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/shieftp/fluxdata/
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The data as originally organized in binary format.
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Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/GSSTF/GSSTF...
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Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100729
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130114
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANDREY SAVTCHENKO
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Distributed Active Archive Center Global Change Data Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5705
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Andrey.Savtchenko@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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