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NCAR Trenberth Wind Stress Climatology

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Abstract: This data set contains monthly mean and monthly climatological mean
wind stresses (dynes/cm**2), wind stress curl (dynes/cm**3), and
Sverdrup transport stream functions and Sverdrup transport
anomalies (gm/s) for the years 1980 through 1986. The data are given on a
2.5 X 2.5 lat/lon grid based upon twice-daily 1000 mb wind analyses from
the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts ... View entire text
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Description: Trenberth wind stress climatology from NCAR
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kevin Trenberth, William Large, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts
Dataset Title: NCAR Trenberth Wind Stress Climatology
Dataset Series Name: A Global Ocean Wind Stress Climatology Based on ECMWF Analyses
Dataset Release Date: 1989
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NCAR
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Annual
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
Access Constraints Public domain. Normal access. See COST below. User may redistribute,
but NCAR does not support redistributed files or software.
Originating Center
Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ds110.1

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: rdahelp at
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Distribution Media: Online, WWW, ftp
Distribution Size: 174MB
Fees: none
Trenberth,K.E., J.G.Olson and W.G. Large, 1989: A Global Ocean Wind
Stress Climatology Based on ECMWF Analyses.NCAR Tech. Note
NCAR/TN-338+STR, 93 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24

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