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Data set name

Esbensen and Kushnir Atlas of the Heat Balance of the Global Ocean

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodNot specified
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Global

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Wind strength and direction; Heat fluxes between the water column and the atmosphere; Long-wave radiation; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Anemometers; meteorological packages; water temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises 4 x 5 degree grid fields associated with the heat balance of the global earth oceans. These include surface wind speed, sea surface temperature, sea-air temperature difference, air temperature, specific humidity, sea-air specific humidity difference, sea level pressure, net upward long wave flux, latent heat flux, sensible heat flux and net downward heat flux. Monthly and annual mean fields are included. The data are held in PP format.

OriginatorsOregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COES)
References

Esbensen, S.K. and Kushnir, Y. (1981) The heat budget of the global ocean: An atlas based on estimates from surface marine observations., Climatic Research Institute, Oregon State University. Report No. 29.

Data web sitehttp://www.meto.gov.uk/sec5/CR_div/cr_info.html
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. David A. Bennetts
Address

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Met Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Emaildabennetts@.metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026008
Global identifier359
Last revised2010-01-10