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The latest information on the project/the dataset

The dataset of J-OFURO3 has been minor updated to V1.1. About three years have passed since the first release of J-OFURO3, and the data for the whole period (1988-2013, 26-years) which was originally planned was available in April 2018. This time, we have extended the data provision period and fixed some of the problems that have been identified so far. Furthermore, we decided to release it as V1.1 with improved data quality and quantity by adding new satellite observation data. I hope you find it useful for your research.

Major changes

  • The data period for main data is now 1988–2017 (total 30 years)
  • Version updated of global products used to calculate sea surface temperature data
  • Changed to use more global products for calculation of sea surface temperature data
  • Fixed a minor issue in the surface specific humidity calculation algorithm code
  • Unified data processing method for sea ice areas with the surface specific humidity
  • Turbulent fluxes have been recalculated due to the above changes
  • Used for updated version of CERES radiation flux data.
  • Improved long-term data consistency by inter-comparison of data
  • Net heat flux has been recalculated
  • Climatological monthly mean data has been recalculated from 30 years of data
  • Added doi to the public data and provided with DIAS and APDRC

Download the J-OFURO3 V1.1 data set



Our newest reference paper of J-OFURO3 was published in the "Journal of Oceanography" (Volume 75, Issue 2, April 2019).

This paper was published as "Open Access", and anyone can browse the contents and download PDF version for free.

Over 3000 PDFs were downloaded, and 20 other papers have currently cited this paper.

We are very pleased and hope that many people will continue to use the J-OFURO3 data set.

Paper information

An introduction to J-OFURO3, a third-generation Japanese ocean flux data set using remote-sensing observations
Hiroyuki Tomita, Tsutomu Hihara, Shin’ichiro Kako, Masahisa Kubota, Kunio Kutsuwada
Journal of Oceanography (2019) 75:171-194
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10872-018-0493-x



Our newest reference paper of J-OFURO3 has been  published in the latest issue of the journal of the Oceanographic Society of  Japan "Journal of Oceanography" (Volume 75, Issue 2, April 2019).

This paper was published as "Open Access", and  anyone can browse the contents and download PDF version for free.

As for the PDF version, over 1000 PDFs were downloaded  since the on-line-in publication in August 2018, by today (March 25, 2019).

We are pleased with this  and hope that many people will continue to use the J-OFURO3 data set.

Paper information

An introduction to J-OFURO3, a third-generation Japanese ocean flux data set using remote-sensing observations
Hiroyuki Tomita, Tsutomu Hihara, Shin’ichiro Kako, Masahisa Kubota, Kunio Kutsuwada
Journal of Oceanography (2019) 75:171-194
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10872-018-0493-x



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