MetOp-B ASCAT Scatterometer Inter-Calibrated ESDR Level 2 Ocean Surface Equivalent Neutral Wind Vectors and Wind Stress Vectors Version 1.0(ASCATB_ESDR_L2_WIND_STRESS_V1.0)
|Start/Stop Date||2018-Apr-01 to 2021-Feb-01|
|Description||This dataset contains the first provisional release of the MEaSUREs-funded Earth Science Data Record (ESDR) of inter-calibrated ocean surface wind vectors (equivalent neutral and true 10m) and wind stress vectors derived from MetOp-B ASCAT scatterometer observations. The primary purpose of this release is for provisional evaluation by the NASA International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (IOVWST). As such, this release is not intended for science-quality research, and is subject to future revision based on feedback provided by the IOVWST. The wind vector and stress retrievals are provided on a non-uniform grid within the swath (Level 2 (L2) products) at a nominal 12.5 km pixel resolution. Each L2 file corresponds to a specific orbital revolution (rev) number, which begins at the southernmost point of the ascending orbit.|
|Measurement||OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS|
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
|Swath Width||1800 km|
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - B (METOP-B)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
Name: Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT)
Swath Width: 1800.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.
|Project||MEaSUREs ESDR of the Ocean Surface Vector Winds, Stress, and Their Dynamically-Significant Derivatives (MEaSUREs/OSWV)|
|Data Provider||Publisher: PO.DAAC|
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2022-Sep-27
|Keyword(s)||wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, stress data, wind stress, stress, ocean surface wind stress, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, ascat, ascat-b, ascatb, metop, metop-b, scatterometer, l2b, level 2, level 2b, version 1.0, v1, measures, esdr|
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Spatial Resolution: 12.5 Kilometers x 12.5 Kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hour
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2018-Apr-01 to 2021-Feb-01
Granule Time Span: 2018-Apr-01 to 2021-Feb-01Swath Width: 1800 km
Projection Type: Swath
Projection Detail: Along-track Grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
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|Citation||MEaSUREs/OSWV. 2022. MetOp-B ASCAT Scatterometer Inter-Calibrated ESDR Level 2 Ocean Surface Equivalent Neutral Wind Vectors and Wind Stress Vectors Version 1.0. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/ESASB-L2W10
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