AQUARIUS_L3_SSS-RainFlagged_SMI_MONTHLY_V5_1

PODAAC-AQR50-3YMCS

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  • Abstract
    Aquarius Level 3 sea surface salinity (SSS) rain-flagged standard mapped image data contains gridded 1 degree spatial resolution SSS averaged over daily, 7 day, monthly, and seasonal time scales. This particular data set is the Monthly rain-flagged rain-flagged sea surface salinity product for version 5.0 of the Aquarius dataset. The Aquarius instrument is onboard the AQUARIUS/SAC-D satellite, a collaborative effort between NASA and the Argentinian Space Agency Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE). The instrument consists of three radiometers in push broom alignment at incidence angles of 29, 38, and 46 degrees incidence angles relative to the shadow side of the orbit. Footprints for the beams are: 76 km (along-track) x 94 km (cross-track), 84 km x 120 km and 96km x 156 km, yielding a total cross-track swath of 370 km. The radiometers measure brightness temperature at 1.413 GHz in their respective horizontal and vertical polarizations (TH and TV). A scatterometer operating at 1.26 GHz measures ocean backscatter in each footprint that is used for surface roughness corrections in the estimation of salinity. The scatterometer has an approximate 390km swath.

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    3

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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Salinity

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Platforms
  • SPACECRAFT
    AQUARIUS_SAC-D
    Instruments
    • AQUARIUS_SCATTEROMETER
    • AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER

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

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  • Aquarius Project NASA/CONAE
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  • Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N
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    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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