CORE.2 Global Air-Sea Flux Dataset

This dataset contains the complete set of global air-sea heat and water flux components computed from version 2 of CORE (Common Ocean Reference Experiment) atmospheric state fields starting from 1949.

The air-sea fluxes are derived from bulk formulae applied to atmospheric state fields from multiple sources together with a merged Hadley-OI SST product at monthly resolution. The primary atmospheric input data are based on NCEP reanalyses at 6-hourly resolution. In addition, satellite-based radiation, precipitation, and sea ice concentration are used, at resolutions from daily to monthly. Some of the input data have been adjusted to agree in the mean with a variety of more reliable satellite and in situ measurements that themselves are either too short in duration or too regional in coverage. Fluxes have been temporally averaged as needed for distribution as monthly means.

For further information, please refer to the publications listed below.

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  • Zaihua Ji
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1949-01-15T00:00:00Z
    End:  2006-12-15T00:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1949-01-15T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2006-12-15T00:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : Forcing for Common Ocean-ice Reference Experiments (CORE)

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 1031 MB
Legal Constraints

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Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Zaihua Ji
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Yeager, Stephen G.
Large, William G.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2008-03-11
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier ds260.2
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-01-07T16:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds260.2
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Yeager, Stephen G., Large, William G.. (2008). CORE.2 Global Air-Sea Flux Dataset. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Accessed 17 July 2024.

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