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Monthly and Climatological Tropical Pacific Wind Stress


Five million international ship observations of the Pacific trade winds are presented in monthly summaries. For each month in the period from 1947 to 1973, a 10-degree latitude by 2-degree longitude grid includes various wind and wind stress information. Coverage within the grid is not 100% as most observations occurred along shipping routes. Most of the raw wind observations were Beaufort estimates that were converted to wind speed and direction.

Temporal Range:
1947 to 1973
Wind Stress
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=125E Easternmost=75W
Latitude Range: Southernmost=29S Northernmost=29N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Meteorology Department, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
Wyrtki, K. and G. Meyers, 1975: The trade wind field over the Pacific Ocean. Part I. The mean field and mean annual variation. HIG-75-1, Hawaii Inst. Geophys., University of Hawaii, 26 pp.

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