Simon A. Josey, Elizabeth C. Kent, and Peter K.
Taylor compiled the SOC monthly mean flux atlas
on a 1 degree by 1 degree grid.
The fields have been derived from the
COADS Release 1a (1980-93) dataset enhanced with additional metadata
from the WMO47 list of ships.
The original version 1.1 atlas was completed in 1998. Additional work was
done on the heat flux components in 2002. The air-sea heat flux was
adjusted according to constraints determined from estimates of oceanic heat
transport. Through the adjustment process the original imbalance
of about 30 W/m^2 was reduced to about 2 W/m^2.
Both the original version 1.1 atlas and the adjusted air-fluxes
are available in this dataset.
1980 to 1993
Southampton Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
Grist, J.P., and S.A. Josey, 2003: Inverse Analysis Adjustment of the SOC Air-Sea Flux Climatology Using Ocean Heat Transport Constraints J. Clim., 16, 3274-3295.
ASCII (see dataset documentation), netCDF
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