SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DERIVED GLOBAL GRIDDED MONTHLY OCEAN WIND STRESS (Chelton)
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DOI10.5067/SSCH3-01XM1
Short NameCHELTON_SEASAT_SASS_L3
DescriptionContains 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.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
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
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 2.5 degrees (Latitude) x 2.5 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
ProjectionProjection Type: Gridded
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/JPL
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 1996-Apr-18
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/documents/dataset_docs/seasat_chelton.html

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DATA CITATION POLICY
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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For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Case, K and D.B. Chelton. SEASAT-A Scatterometer Global Gridded Monthly Surface Wind Stress User Guide. June 16, 1997.

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