Surface stress over the Pacific

Glenn H. White



This page presents a monthly mean climatology of surface stress over the Pacific based on COADS data and calculated by da Silva et al. (1994). The climatology is averaged over 1979-93. COADS data are ship reports; they are most abundant between 20N and 60N. Comparisons of COADS and reanalysis flux estimates suggest that a COADS-based climatology may have some value in the tropics and in the Southern Hemisphere north of 40S.



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