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NEAR SURFACE WIND MAGNITUDE

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Definition

Near surface wind magnitude is a measure of the speed of air movement relatively to a fix point on the Earth. It expresses the strength of the horizontal movement of the air near the Earth’s surface.

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Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Atmospheric dynamics
  3. Weather forecast
  4. Global climate change

GES DISC Datasets

To access products that have specific parameter click on the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Near Surface Wind Magnitude m/s GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. GLDAS
  2. NHC
  3. NCDC
  4. QuikSCAT:
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