GSSTFMC_3 Version 3: Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Climatology, Monthly Grid
To cite the data in publications: Shie, C.-L., K. Hilburn, L. S. Chiu, R. Adler, I-I Lin, E. Nelkin, J. Ardizzone, and S. Gao (2012), Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Climatology, Monthly Grid,version 3, Edited by Andrey Savtchenko., Greenbelt, MD, USA:Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), Accessed Enter User Data Access Date at doi:10.5067/MEASURES/GSSTF/DATA309
These data are the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Version-3 Dataset recently produced through a MEaSUREs funded project led by Dr. Chung-Lin Shie (UMBC/GEST, NASA/GSFC), converted to HDF-EOS5 format. The stewardship of this HDF-EOS5 dataset is part of the MEaSUREs project,
http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects/surface-turbulent-fluxes-esdr http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects This is the fine resolution version of the previously released GSSTFMC.2c. This is the Monthly Climatology product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 0.25x00.25 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 1440x720 size. Starting from previous Version 2c, these data have only one set of Combined data, "Set1". The Monthly Climatology HDF-EOS5 file also contains one extra grid of NCEP Climatology, "NCEP". Starting with this Version 3, the "WB" variable, "lowest 500-m precipitable water" has been discontinued. Thus every file contains 8 variables in the Grid "SET1", and 4 variables in the Grid "NCEP": SET1: "E" 'latent heat flux' (W/m**2), "STu" 'zonal wind stress' (N/m**2), "STv" 'meridional wind stress' (N/m**2), "H" 'sensible heat flux' (W/m**2), "Qair" 'surface air (~10-m) specific humidity' (g/kg), "U" '10-m wind speed' (m/s), "DQ" 'sea-air humidity difference' (g/kg) "Tot_Precip_Water" 'total precipitable water' (g/cm**2) NCEP: "Psea_level" 'sea level pressure' (hPa) "Qsat" 'sea surface saturation humidity' (g/kg) ... "SST" 'sea surface skin temperature' (C) "Tair_2m" '2m air temperature' (C) The double-quoted labels are the short names of the data fields in the HDF-EOS5 files. The short name for this product is GSSTFMC.
Goddard Satellite-Based Surface Turbulent Fluxes Climatology, Monthly Grid
Spatial Coverage: (90.0 N to -90.0 S; 180.0 E to -180.0 W) Temporal Coverage: 1988-01-01 to 2008-12-31 Data Resolution: Latitude Resolution: 0.25 deg Longitude Resolution: 0.25 deg Temporal Resolution: monthly
The variables in each of the data files include the following:
Variable Name Description Units DQ sea-air humidity difference g/kg E latent heat flux W/m**2 H sensible heat flux W/m**2 Psea_level sea level pressure hPa Qair surface air (~10-m) specific humidity g/kg Qsat sea surface saturation humidity g/kg SST sea surface skin temperature C STu zonal wind stress N/m**2 STv meridional wind stress N/m**2 Tair_2m 2m air temperature C Tot_Precip_Water total precipitable water g/cm**2 U 10-m wind speed m/s