NSCAT_LEVEL_2_V2_1

PODAAC-NSGDR-L2X02

Version 1
  • Abstract
    The NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 2 ocean wind vectors in 50 km wind vector cell (WVC) swaths contain daily data from ascending and descending passes. 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

    2

    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

Data Centers

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  • NASA/JPL/PODAAC
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  • PO.DAAC
    ARCHIVER

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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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  • David
    Technical Contact
    David Moroni

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

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