SEAWINDS_LEVEL_2B_V2_1

PODAAC-SEA25-L2B02

Version 1
  • Abstract
    The SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 2B product provides ocean wind vectors in 25 km wind vector cells (WVC) in single-orbit files. The local time at the equator for the ascending node is 10:30pm /- 30 minutes; the local time at the equator for the descending node is 10:30am /- 30 minutes. Wind vectors are accurate to within 2 m/s (vector speed) and 20 degrees (vector direction). Rain flags are provided for each wind vector cell to assist in identifying potential rain contamination. Wind vectors are set to a value of '0' when within 30 km of land/ice boundaries or where there is ambiguous or non-existent measurements available This data utilizes the recalibrated model function called the QSCAT-1/F13 processing algorithm, adopted in July of 2006. Quality Assurance files are also included to verify the quality of the Level 2B processing. For more information, please refer to the user's guide: ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/ocean_wind/seawinds/L2B/doc/SWS_L2B.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-II
    Instruments
    • SEAWINDS

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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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  • SeaPAC
    PROCESSOR

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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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Data Contacts

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

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