Blended sea winds (BSW)Source:
The Blended Sea Winds dataset contains globally gridded, high-resolution ocean surface vector winds and wind stresses on a global 0.25° grid, and multiple time resolutions of six-hourly, daily, monthly, and 11-year (1995–2005) climatological monthlies.
(date/character) date, in the form YYYY-MM-DD if resolution is 6hrly or daily, or in the form YYYY-MM if resolution is monthly. For resolution=clm can be left NULL. If given, must be in the range 1987-07-09 to today-1 (yesterday)
(character) one of uv or stresss, not sure what these mean exactly yet. Default: uv
(character) temporal resolution. one of 6hrly, clm, daily, or monthly. See Details.
curl options passed on to crul::verb-GET
Products are available from July 9th, 1987 - present.
ncdf4 under the hood to read NetCDF files
See bsw_cache for managing cached files
We only handle the netcdf files for now, we're avoiding the ieee files, see https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/wesley/wgrib2/ieee.html
Message from NOAA: "We also ask you to acknowledge us in your use of the data to help us justify continued service. This may be done by including text such as: The wind data are acquired from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, via their website We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publication."
6hrly: 6-hourly, 4 global snapshots (u,v) at UTC 00, 06, 12 and 18Z
clm: climatological monthlies; also provided is the scalar mean (u,v,w)
daily: averages of the 6hrly time points, thus with a center time 09Z; also provided is the scalar mean, (u,v,w)
monthly: averages of daily data; also provided is the scalar mean (u,v,w)