NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 2

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

browse graphicNOAA CDR of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties
The NOAA Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) consist of three parts: sea surface temperature; near-surface wind speed, air temperature, and specific humidity; sensible and latent heat fluxes. This portion of the OSB CDR is the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties. Evaluation the near-surface atmospheric temperature, humidity, and wind in comparison to similar values at the sea surface describe essential aspects of the air-sea exchange. The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), a passive microwave sensor, along with the sea surface temperature CDR provide this data after application of a combination of statistical techniques using neural networks and diurnal warming parameterizations. From these data, the near-surface fluxes of evaporation/latent heat and sensible heat calculations provide the CDR final record on a 3-hourly 0.25 degree resolution grid over the global ice-free oceans.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2016). NOAA Climate Data Record Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Center for Environmental Information. doi:doi:10.7289/V55T3HH0 [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact NOAA Climate Data Record Program (CDRP)
ocean_surface_contacts@noaa.gov
Time Period 1988 to Present (time interval: 3-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
  • Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Source Code
    • CDR Source Code Package for Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) (download)
      This source code is for reference only. The source code is provided to maintain transparency of the algorithm and processes used in creating the Climate Data Record (CDR). The source code is not intended to be portable to any computer system(s) beyond that of the original CDR producer's environment.
  • Data Flow Diagram for Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) CDR
  • Climate Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (C-ATBD) for Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) CDR
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-09-30
Edition Version 2
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Monthly
Purpose This dataset provides a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of ocean near-surface properties 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. For a complete description of use limitations for this CDR, see Section 6, Assumptions and Limitations, in the respective Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. Flags indicate whether the values are the retrieved value or an interpolated value.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2016). NOAA Climate Data Record Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Center for Environmental Information. doi:doi:10.7289/V55T3HH0 [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
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Boundary Layer 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
  • 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/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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GEWEX > Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
  • NOAA OneStop Project
Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program
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) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Hourly - < Daily
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 meter - < 10 meters
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2016). NOAA Climate Data Record Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Center for Environmental Information. doi:doi:10.7289/V55T3HH0 [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.
  • See the Use Agreement for this CDR available on the CDR page
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
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The data was produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and are archived at the NOAA National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI). For more information, see associated processing documentation.
Processor
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Processing Steps
  • For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Data Flow Diagram.
Processing Documents
    • Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Source Code
      • CDR Source Code Package for Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) (download)
        This source code is for reference only. The source code is provided to maintain transparency of the algorithm and processes used in creating the Climate Data Record (CDR). The source code is not intended to be portable to any computer system(s) beyond that of the original CDR producer's environment.
    • Climate Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (C-ATBD) for Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) CDR
Source Datasets
  • SSMI(S) Brightness Temperatures - CSU
    • NOAA Climate Data Record: SSMI(S) Brightness Temperatures - CSU (order)
      NCEI Archive Information Request System (AIRS), where the data can be delivered by Satellite ID, Data Type, and for a given time period.
    • Description of Source: NOAA CDR SSMI(S) Brightness Temperatures - CSU
    • Temporal extent used: 1988-01-01 to Present
    • 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 SRB Data.
    • Description of Source: Surface Radiation Budget surface solar radiation flux
    • Temporal extent used: 1998-01-01 to Present
    • 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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