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TropFlux: Air-sea heat and momentum fluxes for the global tropical oceans
TropFlux project started in mid 2008 as joint research collaboration between National Institute of Oceanography (NIO-CSIR, India) and Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL, Paris, France). TropFlux project aims at producing daily, timely, high quality air-sea fluxes over the global topical ocean belt (30°N-30°S). Presently, it is available on a 1°x1° degree grid from 1979-2011. Eventually, we hope to update these fluxes routinely about 2-4 months behind real-time.
TropFlux fluxes are largely derived from ERA-Interim re-analysis and ISCCP project shortwave fluxes with ad-hoc corrections derived from the tropical moored buoy array. Evaluations with semi-independent mooring data (TAO-TRITON-RAMA) and completely independent validations a show that TropFlux fluxes performs better than most of the commonly used re-analyses.
TropFlux data is provided in netcdf format. TropFlux data is available at
For more details please refer
B. Praveen Kumar, J. Vialard, M. Lengaigne, VSN. Murty and MJ. McPhaden, 2011: TropFlux: Air-sea fluxes for the global tropical oceans- description and evaluations, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1115-0
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