NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 2

The NOAA Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) consist of three parts: sea surface temperature; near-surface wind speed, air temperature, and specific humidity; sensible and latent heat fluxes. This portion of the OSB CDR is the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties. Evaluation the near-surface atmospheric temperature, humidity, and wind in comparison to similar values at the sea surface describe essential aspects of the air-sea exchange. The Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I), a passive microwave sensor, along with the sea surface temperature CDR provide this data after application of a combination of statistical techniques using neural networks and diurnal warming parameterizations. From these data, the near-surface fluxes of evaporation/latent heat and sensible heat calculations provide the CDR final record on a 3-hourly 0.25 degree resolution grid over the global ice-free oceans.

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Last Updated November 5, 2018, 22:27
Created June 7, 2017, 23:12
access_constraints ["Cite as: Clayson, Carol Anne; Brown, Jeremiah; and NOAA CDR Program (2016). NOAA Climate Data Record Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Near Surface Atmospheric Properties, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Center for Environmental Information. doi:doi:10.7289/V55T3HH0 [access date].", "Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.", "Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.", "See the Use Agreement for this CDR available on the CDR page"]
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