These data are the University of Reading (Reading, UK) UR025.4 reanalysis produced by the Earth System Science Centre, and are used to support the work of the NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council) RAPID-WATCH (Rapid Climate Change-Will the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation halt?) VALOR (VALue of the RAPID-WATCH Climate Change programme array) project.
They consist of global ocean and sea ice fields, with coverage at 1/4 deg lat x 1/4 deg lon, on 75 vertical levels, for the period from 1989 to 2010. These variables include monthly means of Temperature, Salinity, Currents, Sea Surface Height and Sea Ice Parameters, forced by ERA-Interim atmospheric variables with Data Assimilation of in-situ T,S profiles and satellite SST, Sea Level Anomalies, Temperature and Salinity profiles and satellite Sea Ice Concentration using the UK Met Office FOAM system. 5-day data also exist for all variables and daily data for some upper ocean variables may be available from the provider.
These data were originally produced under the EU MyOcean project and have been validated against observations. They are also currently available through the MyOcean website.