NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 1 (Version Superseded)

Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties; SeaFlux OSB CDR: Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties

browse graphic10 Year Daily Average of Ocean Near Surface Winds (1998-2007)
**Please note, this dataset has been superseded by a newer version (see below). Users should not use this version except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used this version).** The NOAA Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) consist of three parts: sea surface temperature, near-surface atmospheric properties, and heat fluxes. This portion of the OSB CDR is the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties including wind speed, air temperature, and specific humidity. Inter-calibrated SSM/I brightness temperatures and a neural network process are used to estimate the near-surface atmospheric parameters. The data cover a time period from January 1988 - December 2007 at a 3-hourly, quarter-degree resolution.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2014). NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 1.0. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5V9860G [access date].
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Coverage Description
Time Period 1988 to 2007 (time interval: 3-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-02-19
  • creation: 2014-08-15
Edition Version 1.0
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Superseded - replaced by new
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose This dataset provides advanced scientific researchers a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of air temperature, wind speed, and specific humidity over the ocean surface that can be used for any analysis of the latent and sensible heat fluxes and the associated surface parameters from synoptic scale through climate variability.
Use Limitations
  • Estimations of the humidity and temperature gradients may be underestimated in very extreme conditions. Flux calculations may also be in error during very high winds due to errors in the bulk flux model. Flags indicate whether the values are the retrieved value or an interpolated value. For a complete description of use limitations for this CDR, see Section 6, Assumptions and Limitations, in the respective Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2014). NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 1.0. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5V9860G [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Clayson, Carol Anne
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Brown, Jeremiah
    Principal Scientific Group, LLC
  • NOAA CDR Program
Originators
  • Clayson, Carol Anne
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Collaborators
  • Brown, Jeremiah
    Principal Scientific Group, LLC
  • NOAA CDR Program
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
  • Oceans > Ocean Heat Budget > evaporation
  • Oceans > Ocean Heat Budget > Heat Flux
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea surface Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > air Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > boundary Layer Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > skin Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > evaporation
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > humidity
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > water Vapor
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea-surface Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And direction
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Water Vapour
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • "Earth Observation Satellites","DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)","DMSP 5D-2/F8","Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F8"
  • "Earth Observation Satellites","DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)","DMSP 5D-2/F8","Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F9"
  • "Earth Observation Satellites","DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)","DMSP 5D-2/F8","Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F10"
  • "Earth Observation Satellites","DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)","DMSP 5D-2/F8","Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13"
  • "Earth Observation Satellites","DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)","DMSP 5D-2/F8","Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14"
  • "Earth Observation Satellites","DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)","DMSP 5D-2/F8","Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15"
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • "Earth Remote Sensing Instruments","Passive Remote Sensing","Spectrometers/Radiometers","Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers","SSMI","Special Sensor Microwave/Imager"
  • "Earth Remote Sensing Instruments","Passive Remote Sensing","Spectrometers/Radiometers","Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers","AVHRR","Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer"
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Ocean
Project keywords Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GEWEX > Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 meter - < 10 meters
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Hourly - < Daily
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
Use Constraints
  • **Please note, this dataset has been superseded by a newer version. Users should not use this version except in rare cases (e.g., when reproducing previous studies that used this version).**
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2014). NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 1.0. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5V9860G [access date].
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The data were produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and are archived at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Updates to extend this CDR data set to the present are anticipated, pending adequate funding. For more information, see associated processing documentation.
Processing Steps
  • For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Data Flow Diagram.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • SSMI(S) Brightness Temperatures - CSU
    • SSMI(S) Brightness Temperatures - CSU Landing Page
      Source Dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: NOAA CDR SSMI(S) Brightness Temperatures - CSU
    • Temporal extent used: 1988-01-01 to 2007-12-31
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
  • NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB)
    • NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB)
      NASA Website for Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) data.
    • Description of Source: Surface Radiation Budget surface solar radiation flux
    • Temporal extent used: 1998-01-01 to 2007-12-31
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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