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Global Ocean Wind Stress, climatology and monthly, by Trenberth et al.

| DOI: 10.5065/5Y3K-0746

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


The ECMWF analyses for 1980-1989 were used to derive a global year-month wind stress climatology. Several climate monthly mean grids were also formed. Wind component grids are also available as are standard deviation grids for each variable computed.

Temporal Range:
1980 to 1989
Surface Winds Wind Stress
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Every month , Monthly Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Trenberth, K.E., W.G. Large, and J.G. Olson, 1989: A Global Ocean Wind Stress Climatology Based on ECMWF Analyses. TN-338+STR, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 93 pp.

Total Volume:
537.15 MB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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