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Hellerman and Rosenstein Global Wind Stress Data
Entry ID: HELLERMAN


Summary
Abstract: This data set contains monthly averaged wind stress over the global ocean for the years 1870 through 1976. The data are given on a 2 deg latitude x 2 deg longitude grid. Monthly data for each month of the averaged years of the period include zonal and meridional Wind_U Stress and Wind_V Stress. The unit of measurement for the wind stress variables is dynes/cm**2. Over 35 million surface observations covering the world ocean from 1870-1976 have been processed for the purpose of calculating monthly normals and standard errors of the eastward and northward components of the wind stress and work done by the winds in the lower 10 m of the atmosphere. The fields are intended to serve as boundary conditions for models of ocean circulation.

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Description: Hellerman and Rosenstein monthly average wind stress at NCAR.


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Hellerman, S. and M. Rosenstein
Dataset Title: Normal monthly wind stress over the world ocean with error estimates
Dataset Series Name: Journal of Physical Oceanography 13: 1093-1104.
Dataset Release Date: 1983-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Issue Identification: Vol. 13
Online Resource: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds232.0/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1870-01-01
Stop Date: 1976-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS >MERIDIONAL WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS >ZONAL WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND DYNAMICS >WIND STRESS >ZONAL WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND DYNAMICS >WIND STRESS >MERIDIONAL WIND STRESS    [Definition]


Platform
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
CLIMATOLOGY
GRID DATA
MARINE
MERIDIONAL WIND STRESS
MONTHLY DATA
ZONAL WIND STRESS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Physical Oceanography Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pord.ucsd.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID NEWTON
Phone: (858) 534-6273
Email: dnewton at ucsd.edu
Contact Address:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, MLRG
0230, 228 Nierenberg
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0230
Country: USA

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

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVEN WORLEY
Phone: (303)-497-1248
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: worley at 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: IRI/LDEO CLIMATE DATA LIBRARY HELP
Email: help at iri.columbia.edu



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp, www
Distribution_Size: 3.0 MB
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: none (except NCAR)


Personnel
S. HELLERMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


MELVIN ROSENSTEIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA


STEVEN WORLEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303)-497-1248
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: worley at 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.


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-11



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