ECMWF Wind Stress Long-Term Means

SOURCE: Data Support Section Dataset ds110.1

DATA DESCRIPTION: Climatologies have been prepared by time averaging each month over a multi-year period.

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 1989

FORMAT: CCM2 History Tape, netCDF.

GRID: Global - T42 Gaussian (128 x 64)

LEVELS: Sea Surface

TIMES: Average of a given month over several years.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Jan-Dec 1980-1989

FIELDS:

Description Name Units
Stress in x-direction TAUX dynes cm-2
Stress in y-direction TAUY dunes cm-2
Stress magnitude TAUT dynes cm-2
Curl of stress CURL 109 dynes cm-3
Zonal Wind U m s-1
Meridional wind V m s-1
Wind magnitude UT m s-1

Plus the following standard deviations:

STAUX, STAUY, STAUT, SCURL, SU, SV, SUT

MSS Directory: /TRENBERT/WS/

Filename:For CCM2: ET42mmMy1y2 where mm=month, y1=starting year, y2=ending year 0ne mean per volume. For netCDF: ET42mmMy1y2.nc

e.g. ET4201M8089 for January 1980-89.


Missing Days and Comments on Data Quality

Please use the ccm2nc software to convert ccm history tape format to netCDF.

References