OFES NCEP forced hindcast 0.1 deg global 3day

Full resolution (0.1 degree) OFES output, NCEP forcing

The OGCM For the Earth Simulator (OFES) is a global 0.1x0.1 degree model forced by NCEP winds. It was run with climatological forcing for 50 years, and this output is 3-day snapshots for a further integration with NCEP winds. This model is based on MOM-3.0.

If you use the OFES output, please acknowledge: "The OFES simulation was conducted on the Earth Simulator under the support of JAMSTEC." And please include these


Masumoto, Y., H. Sasaki, T. Kagimoto, N. Komori, A. Ishida, Y. Sasai, T. Miyama, T. Motoi, H. Mitsudera, K. Takahashi, H. Sakuma and T. Yamagata (2004): A fifty-year eddy-resolving simulation of the world ocean: Preliminary outcomes of OFES (OGCM for the Earth Simulator). J. Earth Simulator, 1, 35-56.

Sasai, Y., A. Ishida, Y. Yamanaka, and H. Sasaki (2004), Chlorofluorocarbons in a global ocean eddy-resolving OGCM: Pathway and formation of Antarctic Bottom Water. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31(12), L12305, doi:10.1029/2004GL019895.

Sasaki, H., Y. Sasai, S. Kawahara, M. Furuichi, F. Araki, A. Ishida, Y. Yamanaka, Y. Masumoto, and H. Sakuma (2004), A series of eddy-resolving ocean simulations in the world ocean: OFES (OGCM for the Earth Simulator) project, OCEAN'04, 3, pp.1535-1541.

Sasaki, H., M. Nonaka, Y. Masumoto, Y. Sasai, H. Uehara, and H. Sakuma, An eddy-resolving hindcast simulation of the quasi-global ocean from 1950 to 2003 on the Earth Simulator, in High resolution numerical modelling of the atmosphere and ocean, Ed. W. Ohfuchi and K. Hamilton, Springer, New York, 2008. 157-185.

Note: 2015-2016 data are restricted for IPRC use only.

3D: temperature (°C), salinity (psu * 1000 + 35), zonal velocity (cm/sec), meridional velocity (cm/sec), verical velocity (cm/sec), cfc11; 2D: convergence u (cm/s), surface height (cm), boundary layer depth (cm), heat flux (cal/cm^2/sec), mixed layer depth (cm), salinity flux (g/cm^2/s), zonal wind stress (dyn/cm^2), meridional wind stress (dyn/cm^2)
Zonalglobal by 0.1 deg
Meridionalglobal by 0.1 deg
Vertical2D: Surface  3D: 54 levels (2.5-5900m)
Temporal 2D: Jan 1950 to Dec 2014; 3D: Jan 1980 to Dec 2014 by 3 day(s) [public]
2D: Jan 1950 to Dec 2016; 3D: Jan 1980 to Dec 2016 by 3 day(s) [IPRC users]
Volume2D: 21.6 MB variable per day; 3D: 1.17 GB per variable per month
Acquired February 2007 (Updated March 2017)
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