ECMWF Wind Stress Monthly Means

SOURCE: Data Support Section Dataset ds110.1

DATA DESCRIPTION: ECMWF Wind Stress Monthly Means

UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 1989

FORMAT: CCM2 History Tape.

GRID: Global - T42 Gaussian (128 x 64)

LEVELS: Sea Surface

TIMES: One mean per month.

CURRENT HOLDINGS : Jan 1980- Dec 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/

Filenames: ET42yymm where yy=year, mm=month one month (1 time step) per volume.

e.g. ET428001 contains data for January 1980.


Missing Days and Comments on Data Quality

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

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