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SST and PWS 1964-1999 over the Tropical Atlantic

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Servain, J.
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: SST and PWS 1964-1999 over the Tropical Atlantic
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Talahassee. FL
Publisher: WOCEMET Data Center/Florida State University
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/woce/html/servain.htm
Description:
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/"
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19640101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -20.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND STRESS > PSEUDOSTRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS > PSEUDOSTRESS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: DODS > DISTRIBUTED OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: WOCE > WORLD OCEAN CIRCULATION EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: OPENDAP > OPEN-SOURCE PROJECT FOR A NETWORK DATA ACCESS PROTOCOL
Theme_Keyword: Pseudo Stress
Theme_Keyword: Pseudo Wind Stress
Theme_Keyword: Pseudo Wind-stress
Theme_Keyword: Pseudo Windstress
Theme_Keyword: Pseudo-stress
Theme_Keyword: Pseudo-windstress
Theme_Keyword: Tropical Atlantic Ocean
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JACQUES SERVAIN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Centre ORSTOM,
Address: B.P. 70,
City: Plouzane
Postal_Code: 29280
Country: FRANCE
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +33 (0)2 98 22 45 06
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: servain@orstom.fr
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 2 degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 2 degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: FSU/COAPS > Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
Contact_Person: WOCE METEOROLOGICAL DATA CENTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: WOCE Surface Meteorology DAC/SAC
Address: Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Address: 2035 E. Dirac Dr./Suite 205 Johnson Bldg
Address: Florida State University
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32306-2840
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-644-4581
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-644-4841
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wocemet@coaps.fsu.edu
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: COLUMBIA/LDEO/IRI/CDL > Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Contact_Person: BENNO BLUMENTHAL
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Data Library Manager
Address: International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Address: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Address: Columbia University
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964-8000
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (845) 680-4450
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (845) 680-4864
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: benno@iri.ldeo.columbia.edu
Resource_Description: SERVAIN
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII files, one file per year
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/WOCE/html/servain.htm
Access_Instructions:
WOCE Tropical Atlantic Pseudostress and SST Analyses
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.SERVAIN/
Access_Instructions:
Pseudo stress data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/woce/html/quickfact.htm#a...
Access_Instructions:
Quick facts for WOCE Tropical Products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.SERVAIN/d...
Access_Instructions:
Pseudo stress data
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.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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