TITLE

A New Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Boundary Dataset for the Community Atmosphere Model

AUTHOR(S)
Hurrell, James W.; Hack, James J.; Shea, Dennis; Caron, Julie M.; Rosinski, James
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Climate;Oct2008, Vol. 21 Issue 19, p5145
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A new surface boundary forcing dataset for uncoupled simulations with the Community Atmosphere Model is described. It is a merged product based on the monthly mean Hadley Centre sea ice and SST dataset version 1 (HadISST1) and version 2 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weekly optimum interpolation (OI) SST analysis. These two source datasets were also used to supply ocean surface information to the 40-yr European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Re-Analysis (ERA-40). The merged product provides monthly mean sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data from 1870 to the present: it is updated monthly, and it is freely available for community use. The merging procedure was designed to take full advantage of the higher-resolution SST information inherent in the NOAA OI.v2 analysis.
ACCESSION #
34585709

 

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