CYGNSS_L3_V2.1_1

PODAAC-CYGNS-L3X21

Version 1
  • Abstract
    This dataset contains the Version 2.1 CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record which provides the average wind speed and mean square slope (MSS) on a 0.2x0.2 degree latitude by longitude equirectangular grid obtained from the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument aboard the CYGNSS satellite constellation. The Level 2 Delay Doppler Map (DDM) data are used in the direct processing of the average wind speed and MSS data that are binned on the Level 3 grid. A subset of DDM data used in the direct processing of the average wind speed and MSS is co-located inside of the Level 2 data files. A single netCDF-4 data file is produced for each day of operation with an approximate 6 day latency. This version supersedes Version 2.0. The reported sample locations are determined by the specular points corresponding to the Delay Doppler Maps (DDMs). The Version 2.0 release represents the second science-quality release. Here is a summary of improvements that reflect the quality of the Version 2.1 data release: 1) first time availability of wind speeds using the Geophysical Model Function (GMF) calibrated for Young Seas with Limited Fetch (YSLF) conditions; 2) inherits all other improvements made to the version 2.1 Level 2 data intended to improve the quality of the wind speed retrievals and uncertainty estimates. For a full list of improvements to the version 2.1 Level 2 data, please refer to the following dataset information page: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/CYGNSS_L2_V2.1

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    Data Dates
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    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Atmosphere
    • Ocean Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Ocean Surface Wind Speed
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Ocean Surface Wind Speed

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Platforms
  • SATELLITE CONSTELLATION
    CYGNSS
    Instruments
    • DDMI

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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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  • CYGNSS
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  • PO.DAAC
    ARCHIVER

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  • Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System
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Data Contacts

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    Technical Contact
    Tim Butler

    Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

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