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New data set release for Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set

New data set release is Global Water and Energy Cycle Research Version 2b (GSSTF2b)

New data set release for Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set

Wind stress vector from GSSTF2b

New data set release for Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set

The Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) is pleased to announce the release of the Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set for Global Water and Energy Cycle Research Version 2b (GSSTF2b) in HDF-EOS5 format, as part of the NASA Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Project.

Movie sequence of monthly climatologies of the wind stress vector from GSSTF2b


The previous GSSTF dataset (GSSTF2) has been widely used by the scientific community for global energy and water cycle research, and regional and short period data analysis, since its official release in 2000/2001. Accurate sea surface flux measurements are crucial to understanding global water and energy cycles. Oceanic evaporation that is a major component of the global oceanic fresh water flux is particularly useful for predicting oceanic circulation and transport. Remote sensing is a valuable tool for global monitoring of these flux measurements. The GSSTF algorithm has been developed and applied to remote sensing research and applications. We are looking forward to serving the scientific community with another useful dataset in GSSTF2b.

All of the GSSTF2b data types (daily, monthly, climatology, and individual SSM/I satellites daily data) in HDF-EOS5 format are available, along with documentation from the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center MEaSUREs Portal (http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/measures). Available data access methods and dataset descriptions can be accessed through the portals Data Holdings page (http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/DataHoldingsMEASURES.pl), or directly by one of the following methods:

  • The search and download interface, Mirador:


http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/

  • Or, using keywords:


http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/collectionlist.pl?keyword=gsstf

http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/collectionlist.pl?keyword=gsstf2b

  • Anonymous FTP access is available from:

ftp://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/GSSTF/

  • Data available through OPeNDAP:


http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/

  • Additional dataset descriptions are available in the Global Change Master Directory:

http://gcmd.nasa.gov/KeywordSearch/Freetext.do?KeywordPath=&Freetext=GSSTF

 

Questions on these and other data holdings can be sent to the GES DISC at

help-disc@listserv.gsfc.nasa.gov.

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