CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 2.1

(CYGNSS_L3_V2.1)
Version2.1
Processing Level3
Start/Stop Date2017-Mar-18 to Present
Short NameCYGNSS_L3_V2.1
DescriptionThis dataset contains the Version 2.1 CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record which provides the average wind speed and mean square slope (MSS) on a 0.2x0.2 degree latitude by longitude equirectangular grid obtained from the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument aboard the CYGNSS satellite constellation. The Level 2 Delay Doppler Map (DDM) data are used in the direct processing of the average wind speed and MSS data that are binned on the Level 3 grid. A subset of DDM data used in the direct processing of the average wind speed and MSS is co-located inside of the Level 2 data files. A single netCDF-4 data file is produced for each day of operation with an approximate 6 day latency. This version supersedes Version 2.0. The reported sample locations are determined by the specular points corresponding to the Delay Doppler Maps (DDMs). The Version 2.1 release represents the second science-quality release. Here is a summary of improvements that reflect the quality of the Version 2.1 data release: 1) first time availability of wind speeds using the Geophysical Model Function (GMF) calibrated for Young Seas with Limited Fetch (YSLF) conditions; 2) inherits all other improvements made to the version 2.1 Level 2 data intended to improve the quality of the wind speed retrievals and uncertainty estimates. For a full list of improvements to the version 2.1 Level 2 data, please refer to the following dataset information page: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/CYGNSS_L2_V2.1
DOI10.5067/CYGNS-L3X21
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
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: 2018-Sep-21
Resource: https://cygnss.engin.umich.edu/

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)cygnss, ddm, ddmi, doppler, delay doppler, delay, specular point, wind, winds, wind speed, version 2.1, v2.1
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 0.2 degrees (Latitude) x 0.2 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: Hourly - < Daily
 
Coverage
Region: 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 2022-May-22
 
Projection
Projection Type: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
USER'S GUIDE
PUBLICATIONS
  • 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.
  • https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0079.1
    Asharaf, S., Waliser, D. E., Posselt, D. J., Ruf, C. S., Zhang, C., & Putra, A. W. (2021). CYGNSS Ocean Surface Wind Validation in the Tropics, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 38(4), 711-724. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0079.1
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DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation CYGNSS. 2018. CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 2.1. Ver. 2.1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/CYGNS-L3X21

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Journal Reference Asharaf, S., Waliser, D. E., Posselt, D. J., Ruf, C. S., Zhang, C., & Putra, A. W.. 2021. CYGNSS Ocean Surface Wind Validation in the Tropics, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 38, 4. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0079.1

VersionDatasetVersion DateStatus
2.1CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 2.12018-05-14ACTIVE2018-05-14T22:44:23.442Z
3.0CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 3.02019-12-09ACTIVE2019-12-09T20:27:58.333Z
2.0CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 2.02017-10-27RETIRED1509074873613
1.1CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 1.12017-06-09RETIRED1496969292658
1.0CYGNSS Level 3 Science Data Record Version 1.02017-01-10RETIRED1484019011247