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Ocean Wind Stress

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Wind stress is defined as the tangential (drag) force per unit area exerted on the surface of the ocean by the adjacent layer of moving air. Wind stress is the most important forcing parameter in the upper ocean circulation. OSCAT Daily Wind Stress Composites have been generated using DIVA generated daily wind field composites. For wind stress computation, Large and Pond (1981) drag coefficients, modified by Trenberth et al. 1990, are used. These products are available on daily basis. The output products consist of zonal and meridional wind stress components. Further details have been provided in the technical document. This link takes the user to Bhuvan portal of NRSC/ISRO to facilitate download of Ocean Wind Stress data of user selected aeras.
Chief Data Officer
Name: Dr. Vinod M Bothale
Group Director, Geoportals & Web GIS Services
Ministry/State/Department: Department of Space
Indian Space Research Organization
National Remote Sensing Centre
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National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Govt. of India, Balanagar, Hyderabad - 500037