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Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

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

Authors

  • Eugenia Kalnay,

  • Robert Atlas


Abstract

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.

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