Global analysis of ocean surface wind and wind stress using a general circulation model and Seasat scatterometer winds


  • Eugenia Kalnay,

  • Robert Atlas


We present instantaneous and 15-day time-averaged fields of surface wind, wind stress, curl of the wind stress, and wind divergence. These fields are derived from the Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres four-dimensional analysis/forecast cycle, for the period September 6–20, 1978, using conventional data, satellite temperature soundings, cloud-track winds, and subjectively dealiased Seasat scatterometer winds.