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    Ocean surface heat flux products
    OAFlux latent heat flux
    2016 mean
    OAFlux sensible heat flux
    2016 mean
    1958-2015 mean 1958-2015 mean
         Notice: 2017-JAN-31
    • OAFlux global ocean evaporation, latent/sensible heat fluxes, and related surface meteorology have been updated to 2016-DEC-31.
    • Next update is scheduled in JUL 2017.
      Available data sets (1-degree gridded daily-mean (1985 onward) and monthly-mean (1958 onward)):
    • latent heat flux (positive upward)
    • sensible heat flux (positive upward)
    • wind speed at 10m
    • sea surface temperature
    • air temperature at 2m
    • air specific humidity at 2m
    • error field estimates for all the six variables
      Available ISCCP radiation products hosted on the OAFlux ftp site include:
    • net surface shortwave radiation (positive downward)
    • net surface longwave radiation (positive upward)
         Note:
    • The ISCCP datasets (7/1/1983-12/31/2009)are kindly provided by Dr. William B. Rossow for distribution along with the OAFlux products.
    • The ISCCP datasets available here are on the OAFlux daily and 1-degree grid. The ISCCP original data products are gridded on 3-hourly, 2.5-degree resolution.
    • Work is underway on developing surface shortwave and longwave radiation analysis that balances the OAFlux surface turbulent heat fluxes.
      Net heat flux (1-degree gridded daily- and monthly-mean (1985 onward)):
    • net heat flux (positive downward, combined OAFlux and ISCCP)