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Geostrophic Wind Climatology for Canada and its Adjacent Waters
Entry ID: CANEMRCCRSGWC


Summary
Abstract: This is a gridded dataset of geostrophic winds using daily gridded surface
pressure data from the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Centre (FNOC). The results,
on a 381 km grid, encompass Canada (including its high arctic locations) and
its adjacent waters. MSC uses the FNOC gridded pressure data to develop a wind
analysis. It is updated every 2 to 3 years.This data is currently applied in
climatological, environmental and engineering research.
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 84.0 S: 41.0  E: -52.0  W: -142.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada
Dataset Title: Geostrophic Wind Climatology for Canada and its Adjacent Waters
Dataset Series Name: Marine Climate Directory, Datasets and Services


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1946-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ALBERTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > BRITISH COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > MANITOBA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEW BRUNSWICK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SASKATCHEWAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


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Keywords
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ANNUAL DATA
CLIMATOLOGY
DAILY DATA
DIGITAL DATA
GEOSTROPHIC WINDS
GRID DATA
Geostrophic Winds
MONTHLY DATA
SEASONAL DATA
STATISTICS
UPPER AIR


Data Center
Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: VAL SWAIL
Phone: +01-416-739-4347
Fax: +01-416-739-5700
Email: Val.Swail at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Climate Research Branch
4905 Dufferin Street
City: Downsview
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: M3H 5T4
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Yes.


Personnel
VAL SWAIL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-416-739-4347
Fax: +01-416-739-5700
Email: Val.Swail at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Climate Research Branch
4905 Dufferin Street
City: Downsview
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: M3H 5T4
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-01-31



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