SEAWINDS_LEVEL_3_AMSR_1

PODAAC-SEAAM-L3X00

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  • Abstract
    The SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 3 ocean vector winds on a 0.25 degree grid with AMSR-E contain daily data from ascending and descending passes from the SeaWinds scatterometer, supplemented by the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer (AMSR); where multiple passes occur over a given point, the most recent pass over-writes the earlier (adjacent) pass. AMSR provides precipitation rates, which have been used to tune the rain-flagging algorithm. 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 product utilizes JPL's most up-to-date calibration, validation, and science data processing from the QSCAT-1/F13 geophysical model function, adopted in July of 2006. For more information, please refer to the user's guide: ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/ocean_wind/seawinds/L3/doc/SWS_L3.pdf

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    Data Dates
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    Processing Level

    3

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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
    • AMSR

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

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

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