Meridional and Zonal Sea Surface Current Velocities for the Pacific Islands (years 2000-2019)
Zip file containing NetCDF files for both zonal and meridional current velocities (meters/second) for 5 day temporal resolution for the years 2000-2019 in the WGS84 coordinate system (EPSG:4326).
OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) contains near-surface ocean current estimates, derived using quasi-linear and steady flow momentum equations. The horizontal velocity is directly estimated from sea surface height, surface vector wind and sea surface temperature. These data were collected from the various satellites and in situ instruments. The model formulation combines geostrophic, Ekman and Stommel shear dynamics, and a complementary term from the surface buoyancy gradient. Data are on a 1/3 degree grid with a 5 day resolution. OSCAR is generated by Earth Space Research (ESR) https://www.esr.org/research/oscar/oscar-surface-currents/
Spatial Resolution: 0.33 degrees (Latitude) x 0.33 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 5 Day