NSCAT High Resolution R-MGDR, Selected Ocean Wind Vectors (JPL)
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DOI10.5067/NSGDR-L2R00
Short NameNSCAT_W25_RMGDR_V2
DescriptionThe NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 2.5 high-resolution reduced MGDR contains only wind vector data (sigma-0 is excluded) in 25 km wind vector cell (WVC) swaths which contain daily data from ascending and descending passes. Wind vectors are accurate to within 2 m/s (vector speed) and 20 degrees (vector direction). Wind vectors are not considered valid in rain contaminated regions; rain flags and precipitation information are not provided. Data is flagged where measurements are either missing or ambiguous. In the presence of land or sea ice winds values are set to 0. Wind vectors are processed using the NSCAT-2 geophysical model function.
Version2
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1996-Sep-15 to 1997-Jun-29
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 25 km (Along) x 25 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Swath
Projection Detail: Along-track
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width1600 km
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: PO.DAAC
Creator: NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2006-Feb-20
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/ocean_wind/nscat/doc/l25_usersguide.pdf

Keyword(s)wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, nscat, adeos, scatterometer, r-mgdr
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC. 2006. NSCAT High Resolution R-MGDR, Selected Ocean Wind Vectors (JPL). Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/NSGDR-L2R00

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Journal Reference Dunbar, R. S. NSCAT High-Resolution Merged Geophysical Data Product User Guide. Version 1.1.

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VersionDatasetVersion DateStatus
2NSCAT High Resolution Reduced-MGDR Version 12012-10-19RETIRED1350609820797
2SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 1B Time-Ordered Earth-Located Sigma0 Version 22006-11-14ACTIVE1163462400000
2NSCAT High Resolution R-MGDR, Selected Ocean Wind Vectors (JPL)1970-01-01ACTIVE