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CORE.2 Global Air-Sea Flux Dataset

| DOI: 10.5065/D6WH2N0S

This dataset contains the complete set of global air-sea heat and water flux components computed from version 2 of CORE (Common Ocean Reference Experiment) atmospheric state fields starting from 1949.

The air-sea fluxes are derived from bulk formulae applied to atmospheric state fields from multiple sources together with a merged Hadley-OI SST product at monthly resolution. The primary atmospheric input data are based on NCEP reanalyses at 6-hourly resolution. In addition, satellite-based radiation, precipitation, and sea ice concentration are used, at resolutions from daily to monthly. Some of the input data have been adjusted to agree in the mean with a variety of more reliable satellite and in situ measurements that themselves are either too short in duration or too regional in coverage. Fluxes have been temporally averaged as needed for distribution as monthly means.

For further information, please refer to the publications listed below.

Temporal Range:
1949-01-15 00:00 +0000 to 2006-12-15 00:00 +0000
Evaporation Heat Flux Longwave Radiation Precipitation Amount
Runoff Shortwave Radiation Wind Stress
Vertical Levels:
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Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Operational Model Archive and Distribution System, U.S. Department of Commerce
Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
W. G. Large, and S. G. Yeager, 2009: The global climatology of an interannually varying air-sea flux data set Climate Dynamics, 33, 341-364 (DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0441-3).

Hurrell, J. W., J. J. Hack, D. Shea, J. M. Caron, and J. Rosinski, 2008: A new sea surface temperature and sea ice boundary data set for the Community Atmosphere Model J. Climate, 21, 5145-5153 (DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2292.1).

W.G. Large, 2006: "Surface Fluxes for Practitioners of Global Ocean Data Assimilation", in Ocean Weather and Forecasting. Ed. E. Chassignet and J. Verron, Springer, 229-270.

Large, W. G., and S. G. Yeager, 2004: Diurnal to decadal global forcing for ocean and sea-ice models: the data sets and flux climatologies. TN-460+STR, NCAR, 111 pp. (DOI: 10.5065/D6KK98Q6)

Total Volume:
1.03 GB
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