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tavg1_2d_ocn_Nx: MERRA 2D IAU Ocean Surface Diagnostic, Time Average 1-hourly 0.667 x 0.5 degree V5.2.0 (MAT1NXOCN) at GES DISC

The MAT1NXOCN or tavg1_2d_ocn_Nx data product is the MERRA Data Assimilation System 2-Dimensional ocean surface single-level diagnostics that is time averaged single-level at the native resolution. It is a history file that is produced from the GCM during the corrector segment of the IAU cycle. All collections from this group are at reduced horizontal resolution. MERRA, or the Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Application, is a NASA reanalysis for the satellite era (30 years 1979-current) using the Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation System Version 5 (GEOS-5 DAS). This data product contains 2-dimensional fields that do not vary during the reanalysis. The data are on the GEOS-5 native 540 x 361 grid with 0.667 degree longitude x 0.5 degree latitude resolution. The files contain the following times compacted into a daily file: 0:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, etc GMT. Data are archived in the HDF-EOS2 (Grid) format, based on HDF4. Sign Up for the MERRA-2 Mailing List Sign up for the MERRA-2 listserv to receive announcements on the latest data information, tools and services that become available, data announcements from GMAO and more! Contact the GES DISC User Services ( to be added to the list. MERRA-2 Science Data and Data Processing Questions Do you have a question about MERRA/MERRA-2? Take a look at the File Specification Document and if that doesn't answer your question, users can contact staff with questions on the data, data processing and science. Send questions to

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