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GSSTF_NCEP_3 Version 3: NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II, for GSSTF, Daily Grid

Data Citation

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),NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II, for GSSTF, Daily 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/DATA302

Product Description

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,

This is a Daily product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 0.25x0.25 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 1440x720 size.

The input data sets used for this recent GSSTF production include the upgraded and improved datasets such as the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) Version-6 (V6) product of brightness temperature [Tb], total precipitable water [W], and wind speed [U] produced by the Wentz of Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), as well as the NCEP/DOE Reanalysis-2 (R2) product of sea skin temperature [SKT], 2-meter air temperature [Tair], and sea level pressure [SLP].

These HDF-EOS5 files contain one grid that have 4 variables:

"SST" 'sea surface skin temperature' (C)
"Psea_level" 'sea level pressure' (hPa)
"Tair_2m" '2m air temperature' (C)
"Qsat" 'sea surface saturation humidity' (g/kg)

The double-quoted labels are the short names of the data fields in the HDF-EOS5 files.

The short name for this product is GSSTF_NCEP

Product Summary

Short Name:    GSSTF_NCEP_3

Long Name:    NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II, for GSSTF, Daily Grid


Version:    3

Format    HDF-EOS5

Spatial Coverage:   (90.0 N to -90.0 S; 180.0 E to -180.0 W)

Temporal Coverage: 1987-07-01 to 2009-01-01

Data Resolution:
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 deg
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 deg
Temporal Resolution: daily

File Size:    4 MB

Data Access

Data Service Name: MIRADOR
Data Service Description: Search, visualize, subset, and download data in HDF-EOS5
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Data Service Name: ON-LINE ARCHIVE
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Data Service Name: ECHO
Data Service Description: Refine your granule search with ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb) using information from this record.
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Global Change Master Directory Catalog Entry (GCMD DIF):

The variables in each of the data files include the following:

Variable NameDescriptionUnits
Psea_levelsea level pressurehPa
Qsatsea surface saturation humidityg/kg
SSTsea surface skin temperatureC
Tair_2m2m air temperatureC
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