This data set summarizes the original observation-based mean fluxes of Water and Energy Budget (WEB) components during the first decade of the 21st century (specifically: 1998-2010), for each continent and ocean basin. These data are summarized on both monthly and annual scales, as well as means over all oceans, all continents, and the globe. A careful accounting of uncertainty in the estimates is included.
NASA requests that you include the following acknowledgment in papers published using these data:
"The data used in this study were acquired as part of the mission of NASA's Earth Science Division
and archived and distributed by the Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC)."
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 18 Nov 2015. "The Climate Data Guide: NASA Energy and Water cycle Study (NEWS) Climatology of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century Dataset." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/nasa-energy-and-water-cycle-study-news-climatology-1st-decade-21st-century-dataset.