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Near-surface wind fields for San Francisco Bay--historical and 21st-century projected time series


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O'Neill, A.C., Erikson, L.H., and Barnard, P.L., 2017, Near-surface wind fields for San Francisco Bay--historical and 21st century projected time series: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


To support Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) in the San Francisco Bay (v2.1), time series of historical and 21st-century near-surface wind fields (eastward and northward wind arrays) were simulated throughout the Bay. While global climate models (GCMs) provide useful projections of near-surface wind vectors into the 21st century, resolution is not sufficient enough for use in regional wave modeling projects, such as CoSMoS. Short-duration high wind speeds, on the order of hours, are of key importance in wave and subsequent coastal flood modeling. Here we present temporally-downscaled wind data for historical (1975-2004) and projected (2010-2100) time periods, developed using a method similar to constructed analogues (CA), suitable [...]


Originator :
Andrea O'Neill
Point of Contact :
Andrea O'Neill
Metadata Contact :
Andrea O'Neill
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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“eastward wind data”
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“eastward wind data”
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Purpose: These data are intended for policy makers, resource managers, science researchers, students, and the general public. These data can be used with numerical models and analysis software to identify and assess possible vulnerability.


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ScienceBase WMS


  • Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS)
  • USGS Data Release Products



Data source
Input directly

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7N58K8W

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