JRA55- Driving Ocean is a surface dataset based on JRA-55 for use in driving ocean - sea ice models. The dataset consists of nine atmospheric variables necessary for computing surface fluxes as well as fresh water runoff to the ocean. All of the atmospheric variables are derived from the forecast phase of JRA-55 and are three hourly. At the time of writing the temporal coverage is from 1st of January 1958 to 1st of February 2018, but it is regularly updated to near present day.
Tsujino H, Urakawa S, Nakano H, Small RJ, Kim WM, Yeager SG, Danabasoglu G, Suzuki T, Bamber JL, Bentsen M, Böning C, Bozec A, Chassignet E, Curchitser E, Dias FB, Durack PJ, Grif- es SM, Harada Y, Ilicak M, Josey SA, Kobayashi C, Kobayashi S, Komuro Y, Large WG, Le Sommer J, Marsland SJ, Masina S, Scheinert M, Tomita H, Valdivieso M, Yamazaki D (2017) JRA-55 based surface dataset for driving ocean-sea-ice models (JRA55-do). Ocean Model (accepted 2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.07.002
JRA55-do at NCI
The official release of JRA55-do is now available in the ana4MIPS collection:
this is maintained by NCI.
Older versions of JRA55-do are also available in the ua8 project, this are modified versions to use as forcing for the MOM model. Once the MOM configuration is updated so it will use this version of the data, we will start phasing off the ua8 version.
We created a new directory latest where the latest version is linked with user friendly names.
contains files named <variable>.YYYY.nc instead of <variable>.YYYY.<created-date>.nc
Also, superseded files which were in v1-3 have been moved to the directory
This dataset is for internal use only, if you're not part of our ocean modelling group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange access.