NOAA CDR: Ocean Heat Fluxes, Version 2

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The Ocean Heat Fluxes dataset is part of the NOAA Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) and provides a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of the air/ocean heat fluxes over ice-free oceans.

This dataset is calculated from the OSB CDR parameters of near-surface atmospheric and sea surface temperature using a neural-network emulator of the TOGA-COARE Bulk Air-Sea Flux Algorithm.


27830 meters


Name Units Min Max Description
surface_upward_latent_heat_flux W/m^2 -50* 500*

Flux of heat from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere which causes a change in phase of matter, e.g. evaporation of water at the surface and subsequent condensation of water vapor in the troposphere

surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux W/m^2 -299.99* 1499.93*

Flux of heat from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere which causes a change in air temperature, primarily through conduction and convection


Quality control flags

* estimated min or max value

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The NOAA CDR Program's official distribution point for CDRs is NOAA's National Climatic Data Center which provides sustained, open access and active data management of the CDR packages and related information in keeping with the United States' open data policies and practices as described in the President's Memorandum on "Open Data Policy" and pursuant to the Executive Order of May 9, 2013, "Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information". In line with these policies, the CDR data sets are nonproprietary, publicly available, and no restrictions are placed upon their use. For more information, see the Fair Use of NOAA's CDR Data Sets, Algorithms and Documentation pdf.


  • Clayson, Carol Anne, Brown, Jeremiah, and NOAA CDR Program (2016). NOAA Climate Data Record Ocean Surface Bundle (OSB) Climate Data Record (CDR) of Ocean Heat Fluxes, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V59K4885.


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var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('NOAA/CDR/HEAT_FLUXES/V2')
                  .filter('2017-05-01', '2017-05-14'));
var heatFluxVis = {
  min: -50.0,
  max: 500.0,
  bands: [
Map.setCenter(28.61, -18.98, 2);
Map.addLayer(dataset, heatFluxVis, 'Heat Flux');
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