A global air-sea heat and momentum flux climatology has been developed
at the Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC) using fluxes obtained
from in situ reports within the Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Datset
1a (COADS) collected between 1980 and 1993. The primary difference
between this data set and others is that the reported meteorological
variables used to calculate the fluxes have been ... corrected for various
observational biases using additional information about measurement
procedures which have been blended in from the WMO47 list of ships.
The climatological monthly means are available from the SOC ftp site
at http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/JRD/MET/ftpclim.html or from the LDEO/IRI Climate Data Library:
See also: http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/JRD/MET/research2.php for further
information about this data set.