Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5643–5661, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5643-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5643–5661, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5643-2021

Data description paper 07 Dec 2021

Data description paper | 07 Dec 2021

Global balanced wind derived from SABER temperature and pressure observations and its validations

Xiao Liu et al.

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Global Balanced Wind Derived from SABER Temperature and Pressure Observations and its Validations Xiao Liu, Jiyao Xu, Jia Yue, You Yu, Paulo P. Batista, Vania F. Andrioli, Zhengkuan Liu, Tao Yuan, Chi Wang, Ziming Zou, Guozhu Li, and James M. Russell III https://dx.doi.org/10.12176/01.99.00574

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Based on the gradient balance wind theory and the SABER observations, a dataset of monthly mean zonal wind has been developed at heights of 18–100 km and latitudes of 50° Sndash;50° N from 2002 to 2019. The dataset agrees with the zonal wind from models (MERRA2, UARP, HWM14) and observations by meteor radar and lidar at seven stations. The dataset can be used to study seasonal and interannual variations and can serve as a background for wave studies of tides and planetary waves.