Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) Air-Sea Fluxes

Bulk turbulent heat and momentum fluxes derived using one-minute interval data collected by the Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) initiative. The fluxes are provided as three products derived using three widely accepted air-sea flux algorithms (Smith 1988, COARE 3.5, and a variant of Bourassa 2006). Each product is grouped by the years the data are collected. The dataset uses SAMOS data from 19 research vessels with observations spanning 2005-2014. Data coverage is the global oceans, but is concentrated around North America. Data include heat and momentum fluxes along with state variables adjusted to 10 meters.

The dataset was developed under base support for the SAMOS project which is provided by a grant from the Climate Observing Division of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration via the Northern Gulf of Mexico Cooperative Institute administered by the Mississippi State University. Additional support for SAMOS is provided by Oceanographic and Technical Services Program of the National Science Foundation (grant OCE #1447797), the Office of Naval Research (via NSF), and the Schmidt Ocean Institute.

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  • Zaihua Ji
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2005-05-09
    End:  2015-06-12


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2005-05-09
Temporal Range End 2015-06-12
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 N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 3041 MB
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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 Smith, Shawn R.
Lopez, Nicholas
Bourassa, Mark A.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2015-10-08
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier ds260.4
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-10-15T17:05:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds260.4
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Smith, Shawn R., Lopez, Nicholas, Bourassa, Mark A.. (2015). Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) Air-Sea Fluxes. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Accessed 03 December 2023.

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