ERS-1 Level 3 Gridded Mean Wind Fields (IFREMER)

ERS-1 Level 3 Gridded Mean Wind Fields (IFREMER)
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DescriptionThe European Remote Sensing Satellite generation 1 (ERS-1) Level 3 Mean Wind Fields dataset is derived from the ERS-1 scatterometer data and is produced and distributed by IFREMER/CERSAT. Weekly and monthly mean ocean surface wind vectors, wind stress, wind divergence, and stress curl fields are provided on a global 1x1 degree grid. Standard errors of each parameter are also computed and provided as complimentary gridded fields. An objective statistical interpolation is performed to reconstruct gap-filled and averaged synoptic fields from discrete observations over each time period. This dataset is part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) package.
Dataset TypeREMOTE
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Winds > Vorticity > Ocean Wind Stress Curl
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > Ocean Surface Wind Vectors
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Stress > Ocean Surface Wind Stress Vectors
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Convergence/Divergence > Ocean Surface Wind Divergence
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 79.5 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -79.5 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 0 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 360 degrees
Time Span: 1991-Aug-05 to 1996-Jun-02
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1 degrees (Latitude) x 1 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Week
ProjectionType: Gridded
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency hours
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
Name: Active Microwave Instrument (AMI)
Swath Width: 500 km
Description: This is a 5.4 GHz (C-band) microwave scatterometer which provides ocean surface wind and stress vectors over the global ice free oceans, operating on the European Remote Sensing Satellites (ERS-1,2).

ProjectThe European Remote Sensing Satellite Project, Series 1 (ERS-1)
Data ProviderCreator: IFREMER/CERSAT
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2005-Jun-09
Keyword(s)wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, ers, ers-1, scatterometer, gridded, ifremer, cersat, mwf, mean wind fields, bentamy
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Format (Compression)NETCDF (ZIP)
Citation IFREMER/CERSAT. 2005. ERS-1 Level 3 Gridded Mean Wind Fields (IFREMER). Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD].

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Journal Reference Bentamy A., P. Queffeulou, Y. Quilfen and K. Katsaros, 1999 : Ocean surface wind fields estimated from satellite active and passive microwave instruments, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 37, 2469-2486.