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U.S. Navy FNOC Northern Hemisphere Surface Analyses, daily September 1969 to December 1993

| DOI: 10.5065/G8HD-ZG09

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 It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center in Monterey California prepares many analyses, from which we receive this surface subset on a 63-by-63 grid. It includes sea surface temperature, air surface temperature, surface vapor pressure, 19.5 meter surface winds, and sea level pressure.

Unless you have a special interest in this dataset, DSS recommends that you use one of our reanalysis datasets, such as ds090.0. That's because those are based on a more complete collection of observations, improved analysis methods, and are provided in a common modern format (GRIB).

Temporal Range:
1969-09 to 1993-12
Air Temperature Humidity Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature
Surface Winds Upper Level Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Every 12 hours
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=19.116S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Total Volume:
1.39 GB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
U.S. Navy Northern Hemisphere Daily (and Monthly) Sea-Level Pressure and 500 Millibar Height Grids for 1946Jan to 1993Dec
U.S. Navy FNOC Northern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature Analyses, daily November 1961 to December 1993
U.S. Navy FNOC Southern Hemisphere Sea Surface Temperature Analyses, daily August 1974 to January 1983
U.S. Navy FNOC Southern Hemisphere Tropospheric Analyses, daily August 1974 to December 1993
Monthly Marine Air Temperature and Barometric Pressure, January 1946 to May 1978
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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