GSSTFMC_2c

Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Monthly Climatology, Set1 and NCEP V2c (GSSTFMC) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    These data are the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Version-2c Dataset recently produced through a MEaSURES funded project led by Dr. Chung-Lin Shie (UMBC/GEST, NASA/GSFC), converted to HDF-EOS5 format. The stewardship of this HDF-EOS5 dataset is part of the MEaSUREs project. GSSTF version 2b (Shie et al. 2010, Shie et al. 2009) generally agreed better with available ship measurements obtained from several field experiments in 1999 than GSSTF2 (Chou et al. 2003) did in all three flux components, i.e., latent heat flux [LHF], sensible heat flux [SHF], and wind stress [WST] (Shie 2010a,b). GSSTF2b was also found favorable, particularly for LHF and SHF, in an intercomparison study that accessed eleven products of ocean surface turbulent fluxes, in which GSSTF2 and GSSTF2b were also included (Brunke et al. 2011). However, a temporal trend appeared in the globally averaged LHF of GSSTF2b, particularly post year 2000. Shie (2010a,b) attributed the LHF trend to the trends originally found in the globally averaged SSM/I Tb's, i.e., Tb(19v), Tb(19h), Tb(22v) and Tb(37v), which were used to retrieve the GSSTF2b bottom-layer (the lowest atmospheric 500 meter layer) precipitable water [WB], then the surface specific humidity [Qa], and subsequently LHF. The SSM/I Tb's trends were recently found mainly due to the variations/trends of Earth incidence angle (EIA) in the SSM/I satellites (Hilburn and Shie 2011a,b). They have further developed an algorithm properly resolving the EIA problem and successfully reproducing the corrected Tb's by genuinely removing the "artifactitious" trends. An upgraded production of GSSTF2c (Shie et al. 2011) using the corrected Tb's has been completed very recently. GSSTF2c shows a significant improvement in the resultant WB, and subsequently the retrieved LHF - the temporal trends of WB and LHF are greatly reduced after the proper adjustments/treatments in the SSM/I Tb's (Shie and Hilburn 2011). In closing, we believe that the insightful "Rice Cooker Theory" by Shie (2010a,b), i.e., "To produce a good and trustworthy 'output product' (delicious 'cooked rice') depends not only on a well-functioned 'model/algorithm' ('rice cooker'), but also on a genuine and reliable 'input data' ('raw rice') with good quality" should help us better comprehend the impact of the improved Tb on the subsequently retrieved LHF of GSSTF2c. This is the Monthly Climatology product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 1x1 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 360x180 size. Starting with Version 2c, there is only one set of Combined data, "Set1". The Monthly Climatology HDF-EOS5 file also contains one extra grid of NCEP Climatology, "NCEP". A finer resolution, 0.25 deg, of this product has been released as Version 3. The monthly temporal and one-degree spatial resolution of the product can be used to examining climate variability at these scales. Oceanic evaporation contributes to the net fresh water input to the oceans and drives the upper ocean density structure and consequently the circulation of the oceans. The short name for this product is GSSTFMC.
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
    • SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • AIR TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • SKIN TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR PROCESSES
    • EVAPORATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
    • HUMIDITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
    • TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
    • WATER VAPOR
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • SURFACE WINDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • WIND DYNAMICS
    • TURBULENCE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • WIND DYNAMICS
    • WIND STRESS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ATMOSPHERIC HEATING
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • HEAT FLUX
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • RADIATIVE FLUX
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    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN HEAT BUDGET
    • CONDUCTION
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    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN HEAT BUDGET
    • EVAPORATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN HEAT BUDGET
    • HEAT FLUX
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    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN PRESSURE
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    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN TEMPERATURE
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    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN WINDS
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    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN WINDS
    • TURBULENCE
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    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN WINDS
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  • fluxes
  • oceanic surface fluxes
  • latent heat flux
  • climate
  • hydrological cycle
  • hydrology
  • EOSDIS
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  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • OCEANS
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    • SSM/I
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    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL OCEAN

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
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    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

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    Metadata Author
    DAVID SILBERSTEIN

    Distributed Active Archive Center Global Change Data Center
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    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

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    • 301-614-5183
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  • CHUNG-LIN
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    CHUNG-LIN SHIE

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    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
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    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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    • Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Monthly Climatology, Set1 and NCEP V2c
      2c

      Created by:

      Editor: Andrey Savtchenko

      Published by: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)

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