Publications citing datasets related to ISS-RAPIDSCAT
|2015||Aquarius scatterometer calibration, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing,https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2493449||RapidScat Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors in 12.5km Slice Composites Version 1.1|
|2016||RapidScat Project (2015), RapidScat Level 1B Time-Ordered Geo-Located Sigma0 Version 1.1, PO.DAAC. [Online] Available: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/ RSCAT L1B V1.1. 10, 15 Calibration of RapidScat Instrument Drift||RapidScat Level 1B Time-Ordered Geo-Located Sigma-0 Version 1.1|
|2017||Investigating the seasonal and diurnal cycles of ocean vector winds near the Philippines using RapidScat and CCMP, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres,https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027516||RapidScat Level 2B Climate Ocean Wind Vectors in 12.5km Footprints|
|2017||Evaluation of improved marine surface wind products from AMSR2 on GCOM-W, and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2017,https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8128283||RapidScat Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors in 12.5km Slice Composites Version 1.2|
|2017||RapidScat Project. RapidScat Level 2A Surface Flagged Sigma-0 and Attenuations in 12.5Km Swath Grid Version 1.2. Ver. 1.2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. 2016. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/RSX12-L2A12 (accessed on 20 July 2016). RapidScat Cross-Calibration Using the Double Difference Technique, Remote Sensing,https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9111160||RapidScat Level 2A Surface Flagged Sigma-0 and Attenuations in 12.5Km Swath Grid Version 1.2|
|2016||Further Examination of Diurnal and Sub-Diurnal Wind Vector Variability using the Constellation of Scatterometers and Radiometers, mdc.coaps.fsu.edu||(No Dataset Referenced)|
|2016||Radiometer Rain Colocations with JPL RapidScat Winds on L2B Swath Grid||(No Dataset Referenced)|
|2017||Calibration of RapidScat scatterometer, Microwaves, Radar and,https://doi.org/10.1109/MRRS.2017.8075074||(No Dataset Referenced)|
The International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) mission was launched on 20 September 2014 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with the primary goal of measuring ocean surface wind vectors, calibrated to a 10 meter reference height, as a continuation of the QuikSCAT climate data record, and as a demonstration of the ability to cost-effectively re-use existing hardware, originally designed and manufactured for test purposes, as an operational space flight Earth remote sensing mission in support of fundamental scientific research of Earth's weather, oceans, and coupled climate system. After successfully being mounted and properly calibrated on the ISS, the RapidScat instrument began providing its first set of calibrated, science-quality measurements on 3 October 2014. As a bi-product of the low inclination orbit of ISS, RapidScat is in a unique position to provide measurements that are asynchronous with respect to the solar day cycle of the Earths; this translates to RapidScat having the unique capability (in contrast to all other past and present space-borne scatterometers) of observing diurnal and semi-diurnal variability over seasonal time scales. The ISS-RapidScat mission is particularly blessed to have contemporaneous measurements from QuikSCAT (albeit limited due to QuikSCAT's fixed antenna position) as a way to ensure consistently calibrated measurements to ensure accurate observation and continued study of the coupled Earth climate system. The PO.DAAC functions as the primary archive and distribution center for the RapidScat data produced directly by the ISS-RapidScat Science Data Systems (SDS) team at JPL.
On 19 August 2016, the ISS Columbus module experienced a power loss, which thereby resulted in a total, unrecoverable power loss to the RapidScat instrument. The final data end date and time point just prior to the instrument power failure is 19 August 2016 at 15:01:24 UTC, which corresponds to orbital revolution number 10827. Decommissioning of ISS-RapidScat began in December 2016 and continued through September 2018. Through this decommissioning phase, the ISS-RapidScat SDS team continued to provide higher quality, reprocessed versions of RapidScat science datasets. As of 27 September 2018, the ISS-RapidScat mission had completed it's Phase-F decommissiong.