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Climatological Mean Global Wind Stress and Curl, by Harrison et al.

| DOI: 10.5065/D0F5-MX12

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 It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


A monthly mean climatological wind stress was derived from the National Climate Center Tape Deck Family - 11 (TDF-11) ocean observations. The dataset was derived in 1989 using the Large and Pond algorithm for ocean wind stress.

Temporal Range:
1850 to 1979
Wind Stress
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Monthly Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Harrison, D.E., 1989: On climatological monthly mean wind stress and wind stress curl fields over the world ocean J. Clim., 2(1), 57-70.

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