OFES and the Earth Simulator enable to perform decadal integrations of eddy resolving ocean simulations in the world ocean. The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) promote OFES research project and collaborate with several research groups. This site provides access service to the outputs from OFES quasi-global eddy-resolving simulation. The OFES outputs may be used for research purposes for free under the terms and conditions.
The horizontal resolution is 0.1 degree and the number of vertical levels is 54. The domain is from 75°S to 75°N excluding arctic regions. The OFES climatological simulation was spun-up for 50 years from observation data without motion (see details in Masumoto et al., 2004). Following the climatological simulation, the hindcast simulation has been conducted from 1950. The period of simulation is extended to the present year
Data is distributed through GrADS Data Server. Use DODS-enabled applications, such as GrADS or NCL for visualization and NCO (ncks) to slice and download data. Meta data is displayed when accessed with a web browser.
ofes-data AT jamstec.go.jp (replace AT with @)
Link to the other OFES data site: http://apdrc.soest.hawaii.edu/