ECCO Ocean Temperature and Salinity - Daily Mean 0.5 Degree (Version 4 Release 4)

(ECCO_L4_TEMP_SALINITY_05DEG_DAILY_V4R4)
VersionV4r4
Processing Level4
Start/Stop Date1992-Jan-01 to 2018-Jan-01
Short NameECCO_L4_TEMP_SALINITY_05DEG_DAILY_V4R4
DescriptionThis dataset contains daily-averaged ocean potential temperature and salinity interpolated to a regular 0.5-degree grid from the ECCO Version 4 revision 4 (V4r4) ocean and sea-ice state estimate. Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) ocean and sea-ice state estimates are dynamically and kinematically-consistent reconstructions of the three-dimensional, time-evolving ocean, sea-ice, and surface atmospheric states. ECCO V4r4 is a free-running solution of the 1-degree global configuration of the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) that has been fit to observations in a least-squares sense. Observational data constraints used in V4r4 include sea surface height (SSH) from satellite altimeters [ERS-1/2, TOPEX/Poseidon, GFO, ENVISAT, Jason-1,2,3, CryoSat-2, and SARAL/AltiKa]; sea surface temperature (SST) from satellite radiometers [AVHRR], sea surface salinity (SSS) from the Aquarius satellite radiometer/scatterometer, ocean bottom pressure (OBP) from the GRACE satellite gravimeter; sea ice concentration from satellite radiometers [SSM/I and SSMIS], and in-situ ocean temperature and salinity measured with conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) sensors and expendable bathythermographs (XBTs) from several programs [e.g., WOCE, GO-SHIP, Argo, and others] and platforms [e.g.,research vessels, gliders, moorings, ice-tethered profilers, and instrumented pinnipeds]. V4r4 covers the period 1992-01-01T12:00:00 to 2018-01-01T00:00:00.
DOI10.5067/ECG5D-OTS44
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
MODELS > EARTH SCIENCE REANALYSES/ASSIMILATION MODELS
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
Platform/Sensor
ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
RADAR ALTIMETERS
SENSOR
Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS (RADAR ALTIMETERS)

ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
ERS-1 ALTIMETER
SENSOR
Name: European Remote Sensing 1 altimeter (ERS-1 ALTIMETER)
Swath Width: 143.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
AMI
SENSOR
Name: Active Microwave Instrument (AMI)

ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
ATSR
SENSOR
Name: Along Track Scanning Radiometer and Microwave Sounder (ATSR)

ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
PRARE
SENSOR
Name: Precise Range and Range-Rate Equipment (PRARE)

ERS-2
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-2 (ERS-2)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
RADAR ALTIMETERS
SENSOR
Name: RADAR ALTIMETERS (RADAR ALTIMETERS)

ERS-2
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-2 (ERS-2)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
ERS-2 Altimeter
SENSOR
Name: European Remote Sensing 2 altimeter (ERS-2 Altimeter)

ERS-2
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-2 (ERS-2)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
ATSR-2
SENSOR
Name: Along-Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2)

ERS-2
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-2 (ERS-2)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
/
SAR
SENSOR
Name: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

TOPEX/POSEIDON
Platform
Name: Topography Experiment/Poseidon (TOPEX/POSEIDON)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
/
ALT (TOPEX)
SENSOR
Name: TOPEX ALTIMETER (ALT (TOPEX))
Swath Width: 5.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

TOPEX/POSEIDON
Platform
Name: Topography Experiment/Poseidon (TOPEX/POSEIDON)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
/
TMR
SENSOR
Name: TOPEX MICROWAVE RADIOMETER (TMR)
Swath Width: 5.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

TOPEX/POSEIDON
Platform
Name: Topography Experiment/Poseidon (TOPEX/POSEIDON)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
/
SSALT
SENSOR
Name: POSEIDON Solid State Radar Altimeter (SSALT)
Swath Width: 5.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

JASON-1
Platform
Name: JASON-1 (JASON-1)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
/
JASON-1 Microwave Radiometer
SENSOR
Name: JASON-1 MICROWAVE RADIOMETER (JASON-1 Microwave Radiometer)
Swath Width: 22.9 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

JASON-1
Platform
Name: JASON-1 (JASON-1)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
/
POSEIDON-2
SENSOR
Name: JASON-1 RADAR ALTIMETER (POSEIDON-2)

OSTM/JASON-2
Platform
Name: Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/JASON-2)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
/
POSEIDON-3
SENSOR
Name: OSTM/Jason-2 RADAR alitmieter (POSEIDON-3)
Swath Width: 5.1 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

JASON-3
Platform
Name: Jason-3 (JASON-3)
Orbit Period: 112.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.05 degrees
/
POSEIDON-3B
SENSOR
Name: POSEIDON-3B (POSEIDON-3B)
Swath Width: 5.1 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

CRYOSAT-2
Platform
Name: Jason-3 (CRYOSAT-2)
/
SIRAL
SENSOR
Name: Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Radar Altimeter (SIRAL)

SARAL
Platform
Name: Satellite with Argos and AltiKa (SARAL)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
/
ALTIKA Altimeter
SENSOR
Name: AltiKa (ALTIKA Altimeter)
Swath Width: 11.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ENVISAT
Platform
Name: Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
/
MWR
SENSOR
Name: ENVISAT MICROWAVE RADIOMETER (MWR)
Swath Width: 20.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ENVISAT
Platform
Name: Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
/
RA-2
SENSOR
Name: Radar Altimeter 2 (RA-2)
Swath Width: 5.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

GRACE
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
/
GRACE ACC
SENSOR
Name: GRACE SuperSTAR Accelerometer (GRACE ACC)

GRACE
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
/
GRACE SCA
SENSOR
Name: Star Camera Assembly (GRACE SCA)

GRACE
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
/
KBR
SENSOR
Name: K-Band Ranging system (KBR)

GRACE-FO
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
/
GRACE-FO ACC
SENSOR
Name: GRACE-FO SuperSTAR Accelerometer (GRACE-FO ACC)

GRACE-FO
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
/
GRACE-FO SCA
SENSOR
Name: GRACE-FO Star Camera Assembly (GRACE-FO SCA)

GRACE-FO
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
/
KBR
SENSOR
Name: K-Band Ranging system (KBR)

Aquarius_SAC-D
Platform
Name: Aquarius SAC-D (Aquarius_SAC-D)
Orbit Period: 98.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.0 degrees
/
AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER
SENSOR
Name: Aquarius Radiometer (AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER)
Swath Width: 390.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Aquarius_SAC-D
Platform
Name: Aquarius SAC-D (Aquarius_SAC-D)
Orbit Period: 98.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.0 degrees
/
AQUARIUS_SCATTEROMETER
SENSOR
Name: Aquarius Scatterometer (AQUARIUS_SCATTEROMETER)
Swath Width: 390.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

METOP-A
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - A (METOP-A)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
/
AVHRR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

METOP-B
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - B (METOP-B)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
/
AVHRR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 degrees
/
AVHRR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-20
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-20 (NOAA-20)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
/
AVHRR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA POES
Platform
Name: NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (NOAA POES)
/
AVHRR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)

NOAA POES
Platform
Name: NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (NOAA POES)
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)

NOAA POES
Platform
Name: NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (NOAA POES)
/
AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)

NOAA POES
Platform
Name: NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (NOAA POES)
/
SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I)

DMSP 5D-2/F10
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F10 (DMSP 5D-2/F10)
Orbit Period: 100.6 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.9 degrees
/
SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-2/F11
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F11 (DMSP 5D-2/F11)
Orbit Period: 101.9 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.9 degrees
/
SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-2/F13
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F13 (DMSP 5D-2/F13)
Orbit Period: 101.9 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.8 degrees
/
SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-2/F14
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F14 (DMSP 5D-2/F14)
Orbit Period: 101.9 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.9 degrees
/
SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-2/F15
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15 (DMSP 5D-2/F15)
Orbit Period: 101.8 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.9 degrees
/
SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-2/F16
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F16 (DMSP 5D-2/F16)
Orbit Period: 101.9 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.9 degrees
/
SSMIS
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-3/F17
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17 (DMSP 5D-3/F17)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.8 degrees
/
SSMIS
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

DMSP 5D-3/F18
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F18 (DMSP 5D-3/F18)
Orbit Period: 101.9 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.9 degrees
/
SSMIS
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS)
Swath Width: 1394.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

MOORINGS
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F18 (MOORINGS)
/
CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)

BUOYS
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F18 (BUOYS)
/
CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)

SEAGLIDER
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F18 (SEAGLIDER)
/
CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)

MODELS
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F18 (MODELS)
/
Computer
SENSOR
Name: Computer (Computer)

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ProjectEstimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: ECCO Consortium, Fukumori, I., Wang, O., Fenty, I., Forget, G., Heimbach, P., & Ponte, R. M.
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2021-Apr-19

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)ECCO, Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, reconstruction, remote sensing, in situ, estimate, ocean, sea ice, global, surface state, model
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Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 0.5 degrees (Latitude) x 0.5 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: Daily - < Weekly
 
Coverage
Region: GLOBAL OCEAN
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1992-Jan-01 to 2018-Jan-01
 
Projection
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
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Citation ECCO Consortium, Fukumori, I., Wang, O., Fenty, I., Forget, G., Heimbach, P., & Ponte, R. M.. 2021. ECCO Ocean Temperature and Salinity - Daily Mean 0.5 Degree (Version 4 Release 4). Ver. V4r4. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/ECG5D-OTS44

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Journal Reference ECCO Consortium, Fukumori, I., Wang, O., Fenty, I., Forget, G., Heimbach, P., & Ponte, R. M.. 2021. Synopsis of the ECCO Central Production Global Ocean and Sea-Ice State Estimate (Version 4 Release 4)., Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3765928