SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DERIVED GLOBAL GRIDDED MONTHLY OCEAN WIND STRESS (Chelton)(CHELTON_SEASAT_SASS_L3)
|Start/Stop Date||1978-Jul-07 to 1978-Oct-10|
|Description||Contains monthly averaged ocean surface wind stress derived from Seasat-A Scatterometer (SASS) wind retrievals, from July 1978 until October 1978, gridded on a 2.5-degree by 2.5 degree global grid. The vector average wind stress is stored in units of dynes per centimeter squared (dyn/cm^2). Data is provided in formatted ASCII text. The primary data set used to construct these wind stress fields consists of 96 days of SASS vector winds supplied by Robert Atlas at GSFC. The directional ambiguities in the raw SASS data had been objectively removed using the GSFC Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences atmospheric general circulation model.|
|Measurement||OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS|
Name: Ocean Dynamics Satellite (SEASAT 1)
Orbit Period: 100.7 minutes
Inclination Angle: 108.0 degrees
Name: SEASAT-A Scatterometer System (SASS)
Swath Width: 1900.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.
|Data Provider||Publisher: PO.DAAC|
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 1996-Apr-18
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Spatial Resolution: 2.5 Decimal Degrees x 2.5 Decimal Degrees
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
North Bounding Coordinate: 70 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -70 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
Projection Type: Gridded
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|Citation||GSFC/JPL. 1996. SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DERIVED GLOBAL GRIDDED MONTHLY OCEAN WIND STRESS (Chelton). Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SSCH3-01XM1
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|Journal Reference||Case, K and D.B. Chelton. SEASAT-A Scatterometer Global Gridded Monthly Surface Wind Stress User Guide. June 16, 1997.