The links below provides THREDDS access to our available field buoy air-sea flux datasets. Metadata within the netCDF files should contain the documentation to inform data usage policy and to support initial investigations. We appreciate any feedback as well as opportunities to collaborate in the application of these data. If you encounter any trouble or have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These data represent averages of 20 min. flux and scalar estimates, usually collected hourly from 0 to 20 minutes past the hour. For the UNH (JLMO) datafiles all segments are provided without filtering. Filtering to leave only the most reliable data, avoiding rain or other effects, involves setting thresholds on variables including relative humidity and standard deviations in the temperature and vertical velocity data. Details and example matlab code are provided in the following QA/QC document:
Quality control filtering procedures for buoy air-sea flux datasets
Any data fields requiring use of bulk flux algorithms were computed using COARE 3.5 as detailed in Edson et al. 2013, DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-0173.1.
Bigorre, S., R. A. Weller, J. Lord, J. B. Edson, and J. D. Ware, 2013:
A surface mooring for air–sea interaction research in the Gulf
Stream. Part 2: Analysis of the observations and their accuracies.
J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 450–469, doi:10.1175/
Edson, J. B. and Coauthors, 2013: On the exchange of momentum over the
open ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 1589–1610, doi:10.1175/
Plagge, A, J. B. Edson, and D. Vandemark, 2016: In Situ and Satellite Evaluation of Air–Sea Flux Variation near Ocean Temperature Gradients. J. Climate, 29, 1583–1602.
Farrar, J.T., Rainville, L., Plueddemann, A., Kessler, W.S., Lee, C., Hodges, B.A., Schmitt, R., Edson, J.B., Riser, S.C., Eriksen, C.C., Fratantoni, D., 2015. Salinity and temperature balances at the SPURS central mooring during fall and winter. Oceanography 28(1):56–65, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.06.