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Masutani's ECMWF Global Tropospheric Climate Analyses, March 1979 to February 1989

| DOI: 10.5065/TWSA-Y868

This dataset contains yearly, six-year, and ten-year seasonal means of geopotential height, temperature, wind, specific humidity, and vertical motion for atmospheric levels from 1000 millibars up to 30 millibars. These means are based on the ECMWF daily operational analyses and are on a global 5-degree latitude/longitude grid.

The ten-year period is March 1979 to February 1989. The six-year climatology is included because the tropical fields were improved significantly when diabatic initialization was introduced into the analysis scheme in September 1982.

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Temporal Range:
1979-03 to 1989-02
Geopotential Height Humidity Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed
Vertical Levels:
1000 mbar 850 mbar 700 mbar 500 mbar
400 mbar 300 mbar 250 mbar 200 mbar
150 mbar 100 mbar 50 mbar 30 mbar
Temporal Frequencies:
Every season (Mean) , Winter Season Climatology, Spring Season Climatology, Summer Season Climatology, Autumn Season Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
Hoskins B.J., H.H. Hsu, I.N. James, M. Masutani, P.D. Sardesmukh, and G.H. White, 1989: Diagnostics of the Global Atmospheric Circulation based on ECMWF analyses 1979-1989. UGAMP Tech. Rep. 7, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, 217 pp.

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