NSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded Ocean Surface Wind Vector Browse Images (JPL)

(NSCAT_LEVEL_3_BROWSE_IMAGES)
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DOI10.5067/NSJPL-L3I02
Short NameNSCAT_LEVEL_3_BROWSE_IMAGES
DescriptionThis dataset provides browse images of the NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 3 daily gridded ocean wind vectors, which are provided at 0.5 degree spatial resolution for ascending and descending passes; wind vectors are averaged at points where adjacent passes overlap. This is the most up-to-date version, which designates the final phase of calibration, validation and science data processing, which was completed in November of 1998, on behalf of the JPL NSCAT Project; wind vectors are processed using the NSCAT-2 geophysical model function. Information and access to the Level 3 source data used to generate these browse images may be accessed at: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/NSCAT%20LEVEL%203.
Version2
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 75 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -75 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1996-Sep-15 to 1997-Jun-29
Granule Time Span: 1996-Sep-15 to 1997-Jun-29
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.5 degrees (Latitude) x 0.5 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionProjection Type: Gridded
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
ADEOS-I
Platform
Name: Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-I (ADEOS-I)
Orbit Period: 100.92 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.59 degrees
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NSCAT
SENSOR
Name: NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT)
Swath Width: 1600.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectNASA Scatterometer (NSCAT)
Data ProviderPublisher: NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC
Creator: NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 1998-Jul-26
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/nscat/docs/nscat_manual.pdf

Keyword(s)wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, nscat, adeos, scatterometer, gridded
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DIRECT ACCESS
PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/nscat/L3/v2/browse
PO.DAAC Drive
FormatGIF
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation is critically important for dataset documentation and discovery. Please cite the data as follows, and cite the reference papers when it is appropriate.
Citation NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC. 1998. NSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded Ocean Surface Wind Vector Browse Images (JPL). Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/NSJPL-L3I02

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Journal Reference NSCAT Science Data Product User Manual: Overview and Geophysical Data Products. April, 1997. JPL D-12985. Version 1.1.

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