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ERA-40 Monthly Means of Surface and Flux Forecast Data

| DOI: 10.5065/RYQ9-GZ88

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 It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


Monthly means of surface and flux forecast data from ECMWF ERA-40 reanalysis project are in this dataset.

Temporal Range:
1957-09-01 00:00 +0000 to 2002-08-31 21:00 +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 Gravity Wave
Heat Flux Ice Extent 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 Soil Moisture/Water Content Soil Temperature Surface Roughness
Surface Winds Thermal Infrared Total Precipitable Water Tropospheric Ozone
Vegetation Cover Vegetation Species Water Vapor Wind Stress
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:
25.5 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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