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Oregon State University/Climatic Research Institute's Global Monthly Ocean Heat Flux and Wind Stress

Abstract: These monthly climatologies were compiled by Esbensen and Kushnir
(heat budget) and by Han and Lee (stress) in 1981, and are archived at
the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Global ocean
radiation and heat budget data are prepared on a 4 X 5 degree
latitude/longitude grid and are described in Oregon State University
(OSU) Climate Research Institute (CRI) Report 29. Files of wind ... View entire text
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Description: Global ocean heat flux and wind stress from Oregon State
University Climate.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Max Altitude: SURFACE

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steven K. Esbensen, Y. Kushnir, Y.-J. Han, S.-W. Lee, Climate Research Institute (OSU), Oregon State University
Dataset Title: Global Monthly Ocean Heat Flux and Wind Stress
Dataset Series Name: OSU Climatic Research Institute Reports no. 26 and 29
Dataset Release Date: 1981-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Corvallis, OR
Dataset Publisher: Oregon State University
Version: Not provided
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 year
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Public domain. Normal access. See COST below. User may redistribute,
but we do not support redistributed files or software.

Cost: None. The data is free and available in the data directory.
Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
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Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
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Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 39.0 MB
Fees: None
Phone: (503) 737-4557
Contact Address:
Atmospheric Sciences Department
Oregon State University
City: Corvallis
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97331
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-11