NSCAT_LEVEL_3_V2_1

PODAAC-NSJPL-L3X02

Version 1
  • Abstract
    The NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 3 daily gridded ocean wind vectors are provided at 0.5 degree spatial resolution for ascending and descending passes; wind vectors are averaged at points where adjacent passes overlap. The local time at the equator for the ascending node is 2230 /- 30 minutes; the local time at the equator for the descending node is 1030 /- 30 minutes. Wind vectors are accurate to within 2 m/s (vector speed) and 20 degrees (vector direction). Wind vectors are not considered valid in rain contaminated regions; rain flags and precipitation information are not provided. Data is flagged where measurements are either missing, ambiguous, or contaminated by land/sea-ice. For more information, please visit: ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/ocean_wind/nscat/doc/nscat_manual.pdf

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • OCEANS
    • OCEAN WINDS
    • SURFACE WINDS
    • OCEAN SURFACE WIND VECTORS

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Platforms
  • SPACECRAFT
    ADEOS
    Instruments
    • NSCAT

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • NASA/JPL/PODAAC
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  • PO.DAAC
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  • Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N
    ARCHIVER
    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

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    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N

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