Jason-1 GDR SSHA version E NetCDF

Jason-1 GDR SSHA version E NetCDF
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DOINot Registered
Short NameJASON-1_L2_OST_GPR_E
DescriptionThese Sea Surface Height Anomalies (SSHA) are derived from the Jason-1 Geophysical Data Record (GDR). Jason-1 is an altimetric mission whose instruments make direct observations of the following quantities: altimeter range, significant wave height, ocean radar backscatter cross-section (a measure of wind speed), ionospheric electron content (derived by a simple formula), tropospheric water content, and position relative to the GPS satellite constellation. Using the various parameter the SSHA can be calculated and are provided in this dataset. The data are in NetCDF format. This dataset only contains the parameters that are directly related to SSHA.
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height
Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 66.15 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -66.15 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 0 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 360 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Jan-14 to 2012-Mar-03
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 11.2 km (Along) x 5.1 km (Across)
ProjectionType: Swath
Detail: N/A
Ellipsoid: N/A
Latency hours
Swath Width- km
Sample Frequency1
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)10 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Name: JASON-1 (JASON-1)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
Swath Width: - km
Description: The Poseidon-2 altimeter, operating at 13.575 GHz (Ku band) and 5.3 GHz (C band), is the primary sensor for the JASON-1 mission. The measurements made at the two frequencies are combined to obtain measurements of the altimeter range, wind speed, significant wave height, and the ionospheric correction. The Poseidon-2 package consists of dual redundant altimeter units each of which has low mass and low power consumption.

Name: JASON-1 (JASON-1)
Orbit Period: 112.43 minutes
Inclination Angle: 66.04 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
JASON-1 Microwave Radiometer
Name: JASON-1 MICROWAVE RADIOMETER (JASON-1 Microwave Radiometer)
Swath Width: 22.9 km
Description: The JMR measures the sea surface microwave brightness temperatures at three frequencies (18.7 GHz, 23.8 GHz and 34.0 GHz) to provide the total water vapor content in the troposphere along the altimeter beam. The 23.8 GHz channel is the primary channel for water-vapor measurement and is a redundant channel on the JMR. The 18.7 GHz channel provides a correction for wind-induced effects in the sea surface background emissions, and the 34.0 GHz channel provides a correction for cloud liquid water. The measurements are combined to obtain the error in the satellite range measurements caused by pulse delay due to the water vapor.

ProjectJason-1 (JASON-1)
Data ProviderCreator: JASON-1
Release Place: JPL
Release Date: 2015-Oct-08
Resource: N/A
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Citation JASON-1. 2015. Jason-1 GDR SSHA version E NetCDF. Ver. E. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD].

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