SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded 0.25 Degree Browse Images
DOI10.5067/QSXXX-L3BI0
Short NameQSCAT_L3_OW_JPL_BROWSE_IMAGES
DescriptionThis dataset contains images of daily averaged ocean surface wind vectors derived from the gridded Level 3 QuikSCAT ocean surface wind vector dataset. These images are provided in GIF format at 900x600 pixel resolution. Vector arrows are colored according to wind speed, and a color bar is available to estimate the wind speed. The arrow is directionally oriented with the flow direction of the 10 m ocean surface wind velocity retrievals derived from the NASA SeaWinds scatterometer aboard the QuikSCAT satellite platform. For more information on the QuikSCAT platform and mission, please visit http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/OceanWind/QuikSCAT . Disclaimer: this dataset is meant for quick-look purposes only and is not intended for science-quality research applications.
Version2
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 89.875 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -89.875 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1999-Jul-19 to 2009-Nov-21
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.25 degrees (Latitude) x 0.25 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionProjection Type: Gridded
Projection Detail: Cylindrical
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
QUIKSCAT
Platform
Name: QUIKSCAT (QUIKSCAT)
Orbit Period: 100.93 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.6 degrees
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SEAWINDS
SENSOR
Name: SeaWinds Scatterometer (SEAWINDS)
Swath Width: 1800.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectQuick Scatterometer (QUIKSCAT)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: SeaPAC
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2006-Sep-09
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/quikscat/L3/jpl/docs/qscat_L3.pdf

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Direct Access
PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/quikscat/L3/jpl/v2/browse
PO.DAAC Drive
Format (Compression)GIF
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation SeaPAC. 2006. SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded 0.25 Degree Browse Images. Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/QSXXX-L3BI0

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Journal Reference Perry, K.L., October, 2001. SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Daily, Gridded Ocean Wind Vectors (JPL SeaWinds Project). Version 1.1, JPL Document D-20335, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.