NCAR's Geophysical Statistics Project

Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences

Data sets for Ocean winds over the Tropical Pacific

For all these data sets the wind field is a vector with u (South to North) and v (West to East) components. Units are meters/second. The main interest in these data sets is combining the two sets of wind field spatial measurements to produce a better estimate. The data from the National Center for Environmental Prediction is the result of a complicated assimilation process using available observational data and a large physical model of the atmosphere. All data are centered around November 7th, 1996 (day 312/366). During this time a large tropical cyclone (Dale) was present in the data region.