CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Climate Data Record Version 1.0
DOI10.5067/CYGNS-C2H10
Short NameCYGNSS_L2_SURFACE_FLUX_CDR_V1.0
DescriptionThis dataset contains the first release, Version 1.0, of the CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Climate Data Record (CDR), which provides the time-tagged and geolocated ocean surface heat flux parameters with 25x25 kilometer footprint resolution with 1-2 month latency from the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI) aboard the CYGNSS satellite constellation. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) is a NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Mission designed to collect the first frequent space-based measurements of surface wind speeds in the inner core of tropical cyclones. The Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) version 3.5 algorithm combines CYGNSS L2 CDR v1.0 ocean surface wind speed estimates with the auxiliary parameters provided by the NASA Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications Version 2 (MERRA-2) to produce latent and sensible heat fluxes and their respective transfer coefficients. More information on how the data is produced and validated can be found in the dataset user guide (see Documentation tab). More information on the CYGNSS mission, spacecraft, instrumentation and related datasets is available here: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/CYGNSS. Additional information on the CYGNSS L2 CDR v1.0 wind speed dataset is available here: https://doi.org/10.5067/CYGNS-L2C10.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeACTIVE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 40 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -40 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2017-Mar-18 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2017-Mar-18 to 2021-Jan-31
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 25 km (Along) x 25 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Satellite native along-track
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width25 km
Platform/Sensor
CYGNSS
Platform
Name: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)
Orbit Period: 94.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 35.0 degrees
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DDMI
SENSOR
Name: Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI)
Swath Width: 25.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectCyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: CYGNSS
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2020-Oct-08
Resource: https://clasp-research.engin.umich.edu/missions/cygnss/

Keyword(s)cygnss, ddm, ddmi, doppler, delay doppler, delay, specular point, wind, winds, wind speed, heat flux, shf, lhf, sensible heat, latent heat, flux, fluxes, heat fluxes, version 1.0, v1.0, version 1, v1, climate data record, cdr
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
ANOMALIES
PUBLICATIONS
  • https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11192294
    Crespo, J. A., Posselt, D. J., & Asharaf, S. (2019). CYGNSS Surface Heat Flux Product Development. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 2294. DOI: 10.3390/rs11192294.
  • https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2016.2541343
    Clarizia, M. P., and C. S. Ruf, 'Wind Speed Retrieval Algorithm for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) Mission', IEEE Trans Geosci. Remote Sens., doi:10.1109/TGRS.2016.2541343, 2016.
  • https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2833075
    Ruf, C., R. Balasubramaniam, 'Development of the CYGNSS Geophysical Model Function for Wind Speed', IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Obs. Remote Sens., doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2833075, 2018.
  • https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0337.1
    Ruf, C., S. Asharaf, R. Balasubramaniam, S. Gleason, T. Lang, D. McKague, D. Twigg, and D. Waliser. (2019). In-Orbit Performance of the Constellation of CYGNSS Hurricane Satellites. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 2009 - 2023, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0337.1.
  • https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00218.1
    Ruf, C., R. Atlas, P. Chang, M. Clarizia, J. Garrison, S. Gleason, S. Katzberg, Z. Jelenak, J. Johnson, S. Majumdar, A. O'Brien, D. Posselt, A. Ridley, R. Rose, V. Zavorotny (2015). New Ocean Winds Satellite Mission to Probe Hurricanes and Tropical Convection. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00218.1.
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
USER'S GUIDE
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation CYGNSS. 2020. CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Climate Data Record Version 1.0. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/CYGNS-C2H10

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Journal Reference Crespo, J. A., Posselt, D. J., & Asharaf, S. (2019). CYGNSS Surface Heat Flux Product Development. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 2294. DOI: 10.3390/rs11192294

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VersionDatasetVersion DateStatus
1.1CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Climate Data Record Version 1.12021-04-01ACTIVE1617314637502
1.0CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Climate Data Record Version 1.02020-09-18ACTIVE1600453979459