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Tropical Pacific Ocean 20-Year Surface Heat Budget

| DOI: 10.5065/PH8A-X996

Monthly and annual means of various heat budget terms were derived for the tropical Pacific Ocean for a period of 20 years between 1957 and 1976, inclusive, from about five million marine weather reports. This dataset contains monthly and annual means, as well as a long-term 20-year mean.

Temporal Range:
1957 to 1976
Air Temperature Heat Flux Longwave Radiation Salinity
Sea Surface Temperature Shortwave Radiation Surface Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=110E Easternmost=75W
Latitude Range: Southernmost=40S Northernmost=25N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Atmospheric Science, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
Weare, B. C., P. T. Strub, and M. D. Samuel, 1981: Annual Mean Surface Heat Fluxes in the Tropical Pacific Ocean J. Phys. Oceanogr., 11, 705-717 (DOI: 10.1175/1520-0485(1981)011<0705:AMSHFI>2.0.CO;2).

Total Volume:
23.29 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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