Stress equivalent surface wind derived from ERA Interim

ERA Interim surface wind field, rescaled to equivalent neutral wind (taking atmospheric stratification in to account) and then rescaled to stress equivalent wind (taking air mass density in to account)

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset name u10s_era_interim
Dataset version 1
Dataset edition 15
Dataset manager KNMI scatterometer team
Maintainer KNMI Data Services
Publication timestamp 2017-06-27T12:08:34Z
Reference system identifier EPSG4326
North bound latitude 90.0
East bound longitude 180.0
South bound latitude -90.0
West bound longitude -180.0
Dataset start time 1979-01-02
Dataset end time 2017-12-31
Update frequency quarterly
Status onGoing
Identifier urn:xkdc:ds:nl.knmi::u10s_era_interim/1/
Lineage statement Input data is the ECMWF ERA-Interim archive MARS retrieval performed using the script, and u10s NetCDF products generated using the script Both are parth of the myocean mercurial repository. The actual revision used is: 283:d3e3c451c4cd. The actual grib to netcdf conversion was done by the python module, part of the genscat software, svn revision r12339
Purpose stress-equivalent winds can be used to directly compare with scatterometer winds or to generate ocean surface wind stress.
Supplemental information note that stress equivalent model and scatterometer winds (u10s) are also available from the copernicus portal where the KNMI L3 scatterometer products may be obtained. See:
Use limitation No use limitations
Last metadata update March 28, 2022, 12:44 (UTC)