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Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes, 1x1 deg Seasonal Climatology, Set1 and NCEP V2c (GSSTFSC) at GES DISC

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. This is the Seasonal Climatology product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 1x1 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 360x180 size. The seasonal product is a result of averaging of three consecutive months: December-February, March-May, June-August, and September-November. There is one HDF-EOS5 file per season. A finer resolution, 0.25 deg, of this product has been released as Version 3. Starting with Version 2c, there is only one set of Combined data, "Set1". The Seasonal Climatology HDF-EOS5 file also contains one extra grid of NCEP Climatology, "NCEP". The seasonal 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 GSSTFSC.

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