SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DEALIASED OCEAN WIND VECTORS (Atlas)
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DOI10.5067/SSAT2-DAX01
Short NameATLAS_DEALIASED_SASS_L2
DescriptionContains wind speeds and directions derived from the Seasat-A Scatterometer (SASS), presented chronologically by swath for the period between 7 July 1978 and 10 October 1978. Robert Atlas et al. (1987) produced this product using an objective ambiguity removal scheme to dealias the wind vector data binned at 100 km cells, which were calculated by Frank Wentz.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1978-Jul-07 to 1978-Oct-10
Granule Time Span: 1978-Jul-07 to 1978-Oct-10
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 100 km (Along) x 100 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Swath
Projection Detail: Along-track Grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width1900 km
Platform/Sensor
SEASAT-A
Platform
Name: SEASAT-A (SEASAT-A)
Orbit Period: 100.7 minutes
Inclination Angle: 108.0 degrees
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SASS
SENSOR
Name: Seasat-A Scatterometer System (SASS)
Swath Width: 1900.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectSEASAT (SEASAT)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: GSFC
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 1996-Jul-19
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/ocean_wind/seasat/wind/swath_Atlas/doc/Readme_002.html

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DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation GSFC. 1996. SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DEALIASED OCEAN WIND VECTORS (Atlas). Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SSAT2-DAX01

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For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference SEASAT-A Scatterometer Global Dealiased Surface Wind Vector Dataset User Guide. April 11, 1997.

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