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remote sensing, Marine-Atmospheric Radiance Interferometer, infrared spectra, wind speeds, air-sea heat fluxes



Data in this collection is largely comprised of subsetted data from two research cruises, the Nauru cruise held from June to July 1999 and the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) cruise held from May to July 2006. The data subset is limited to night conditions under low wind speeds of < 10 m/s and consists of the surface fluxes, radiance measurements from the Marine Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (M-AERI), the retrievals of the skin sea surface temperatures and skin sea surface temperature profiles from the M-AERI's radiance spectral measurements. Also included are line-by-line-radiative transfer simulations provided by Dr. Goshka Szczodrak, transmission coefficient spectra obtained from the HITRAN database, and wind speed data from the Special Sensing Microwave Imager (SSM/I) version 6. provided by Dr. Chelle Gentemann. Matlab code is provided which reads the datafile (DATA.mat) and outputs the figures illustrated in the paper Wong and Minnett (2017) (


Folder Contents:

1) M-AERI_data folder : folder contains subset data from the Nauru 1999 and AMMA 2006 cruise.

2) co2 folder : folder containing list of simulated data by a line-by-line radiative transfer model courtesy of Dr. Goshka Szczodrak.

3) hitran folder : folder containing transmission spectra downloaded off the hitran database (

4) Weibull folder : folder consists of 18 years of Special Sensing Microwave Imager (SSM/I) data version 6. wind speed data over the entire ocean and wind speed data for Nauru 1999 and AMMA 2006 cruise : The data has been subsetted and was originally from Dr. Chelle Gentemann. SSM/I data can be downloaded from:

5) matlab_codes folder : folder contains matlab codes to reproduce the plots in the paper Wong and Minnett (2017)