This page describes the instructions to download J-OFURO3 data set.
All publicly available data sets can be downloaded from some data repositories.
You can download our data set and use it freely. The data set has an open data policy (CC-BY-4.0).
FILE NAME and FORMAT
Data files provided by J-OFURO3 are grouped by variable name (VAR), temporal resolution (TR), spatial resolution code (SR), dataset version code (VER), and year (YYYY). Data files are named under the following rules.
VAR: variable name
VER: version code（ex. Vm.n）
TR: temporal resolution（DAILY / MONTHLY / CLM）
SR: spatial grid（HR: 0.25 degree grid or LR: 1.0 degree grid）
YYYY: four-digit year（e.g., 2013 ）
Data file format is a self-descriptive netCDF. File extension is ”.nc”.
You can use the netCDF files by an analysis software (e.g., GrADS; Ferret)
UPDATE and VERSION
Dataset may be updated irregularly for reasons such as bug fixes. Every file released will have a version code (VER) attached, which manages the variation of the data provided. Data download site will always have the latest version of data available, and older versions will not be available unless there is a specific reason to do so. The latest dataset at the time of this writing is V1.1.
Please pay attention to the version of the dataset if you use our data files.
The data files for DAILY, HR: approximately 1.5GB/year（compressed file 750MB/year）
All data files are available at the following data repositories.
If you are using the J-OFURO3 dataset for your research, please cite the following paper.
An introduction to J-OFURO3, a third-generation Japanese ocean flux data set using remote-sensing observations
Authors: Hiroyuki Tomita, Tsutomu Hihara, Shin’ichiro Kako, Masahisa Kubota, Kunio Kutsuwada
Journal: Journal of Oceanography (2019) 75:171-194
If you are using or considering using the J-OFURO3 dataset, contact us using this form for any questions regarding the data. Please let us know if you find any problems and issues over the use of the dataset, or have comments you would like to share with us. Information and opinions we receive will be utilized for future versions of the dataset.