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ERA-40 Global Surface and Flux Data

| DOI: 10.5065/S4S2-R159

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 It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.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 6-hourly surface and flux data from ECMWF ERA-40 reanalysis project are in this dataset.

Temporal Range:
1957-09-01 00:00 +0000 to 2002-09-01 00:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Usage Restrictions:

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Air Temperature Albedo Albedo Anisotropy
Cloud Frequency Dew Point Temperature Evaporation Geopotential Height
Gravity Wave Heat Flux Ice Extent Incoming Solar Radiation
Longwave Radiation Outgoing Longwave Radiation Planetary Boundary Layer Height Precipitation Amount
Runoff Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Shortwave Radiation
Skin Temperature Snow Snow Density Snow Depth
Snow/Ice Temperature Snow/Ice Temperature Snow Melt Soil Moisture/Water Content
Soil Temperature Surface Pressure Surface Roughness Surface Winds
Total Precipitable Water Tropospheric Ozone Vegetation Cover Vegetation Species
Water Vapor Wind Stress
GRIB parameter table: HTML | XML
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Data Contributors:
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Total Volume:
542.37 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
ERA-Interim Project
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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