Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the public release of Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Ka-band Radar Interferometer (KaRIn) Science Data Products. This release includes:

  • KaRIn LR oceanography products from forward processing from November 23, 2023 (Cycle 7 from science phase) onward;
  • KaRIn LR oceanography and HR hydrology products from forward processing from January 25, 2024 (Cycle 10 from science phase) onward.

Reprocessing of science data products from March 30, 2023 to January 25, 2024 is ongoing. They will gradually be released as they become available over the next few weeks. All forward-processed LR products from cycles 7-9 will be superseded by reprocessed LR products when they become available.

Please refer to the official release note for a more comprehensive description of the data coverage for each product in this release. Additionally, data users are encouraged to consult the Product Description Documents (PDDs) for detailed explanations of data product content and format. The PDDs can be accessed from the Datasets tab on the SWOT mission page on PODAAC web portal, and/or from the dataset landing page for each product listed below.

The DOIs for data products corresponding to each period of coverage noted above (2) are listed below by their unique identifiers:

1. Forward processed KaRIn LR products from science phase cycle 7 (2023-11-23) onward:

2. Forward processed KaRIn HR products from science phase cycle 10 (2024-01-25) onward:

Please refer to the release note and dataset landing pages for information about how to access SWOT data hosted at PO.DAAC.

Comments/Questions? Please contact or visit the PO.DAAC on Earthdata Forum.