Monthly Wind Climatology

This map shows the monthly average wind climatology for the indicated month of the year and pressure level, using the 1991-2020 climatological base period.

Climatological wind vectors are plotted, along with shading and contours indicating the resultant wind speed (in m/s). Vector orientation indicates the direction of the resultant wind, and the vector length indicates the wind speed. A vector scale in the lower-right-hand corner of the plot shows the vector length associated with a given wind speed (in m/s). The shading and contour interval for the wind speed is 3 m/s.

Dataset Documentation

Monthly Wind Climatology

NCEP-NCAR Reanalysis monthly zonal and meridional winds at standard pressure levels on a 2.5° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis)
Monthly climatology of monthly average winds using the 1991-2020 base period


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