Remote Sensing Systems Radiometer Rain Collocations with JPL RapidScat L2B Swath Grid

Remote Sensing Systems Radiometer Rain Collocations with JPL RapidScat L2B Swath Grid
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DOI10.5067/RSR12-L2C10
Short NameRSCAT_COLOCATED_RSS_RADIOMETER_LEVEL_2B_V1
DescriptionThis dataset contains the multi-sourced microwave radiometer wind speed, rain and cloud liquid water data collocated to RapidScat Level 2B wind vector cell (WVC) locations. The corresponding NASA mission is officially referred to as ISS-RapidScat. This dataset is produced by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) with direct funding from the JPL RapidScat project. All of the collocated radiometer data is produced by RSS. The co-located radiometer sources include: 1) DMSP SSM/I (F15) and SSMIS (F16/F17), 2) Coriolis WindSat, 3) GCOM-W1 AMSR2 and 4) GPM Core GMI; more details on these radiometer sources and sensors can be extracted by scrolling down to the "Platform/Sensor" section below this description. RapidScat is a Ku-band dual beam circular rotating scatterometer retaining much of the same hardware and functionality of QuikSCAT, with exception of the antenna sub-system and digital interface to the International Space Station (ISS) Columbus module, which is where RapidScat is mounted. Unlike QuikSCAT, ISS-RapidScat is not in sun-synchronous orbit, and flies at roughly half the altitude with a low inclination angle that restricts data coverage to the tropics and mid-latitude regions; the extent of latitudinal coverage stretches from approximately 61 degrees North to 61 degrees South. Furthermore, there is no consistent local time of day retrieval. This dataset is provided in a netCDF-4 file format that follows the netCDF "classic" model and made available via FTP and OPeNDAP. For data access, please click on the "Data Access" tab above.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > OCEAN SURFACE WIND SPEED
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE > RAIN RATE
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE > CLOUD LIQUID WATER CONTENT
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 61 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -61 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 0 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 360 degrees
Time Span: 2014-Oct-03 to 2016-Feb-11
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 12.5 km (Along) x 12.5 km (Across)
ProjectionType: Swath
Detail: Along-track Grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency hours
Swath Width9 m
Sample Frequency89
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)12 Hour
Temporal Repeat (Min)1.5 Hour
Temporal Repeat (Max)3 Day
Platform/Sensor
DMSP 5D-3/F15
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15 (DMSP 5D-3/F15)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.8 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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SSM/I
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I)
Swath Width: 1394 km
Description: The Special Sensor Microwave Imager, flown on board the DMSP-F8, is designed to measure ocean surface wind speed, ice coverage and age, cloud water content, rainfall and atmospheric vertical temperature and humidity profiles.

CORIOLIS
Platform
Name: Coriolis (CORIOLIS)
Orbit Period: 101.6 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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WINDSAT
SENSOR
Name: WindSat (WINDSAT)
Swath Width: 1200 km
Description: WindSat is a microwave polarimetric radiometer designed with the capability of retrieving ocean surface wind vectors using three fully polarimetric feed horns at 10.7, 18.7, and 37.0 GHz. With 2 additional dual-polarized (i.e., not fully polarimetric) radiometer bands and a total of 22 descrete micrwave channels, WindSat can also retrieve sea surface temperature, rain rate, water vaper, and cloud liquid water.

DMSP 5D-3/F17
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17 (DMSP 5D-3/F17)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.8 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
SSMIS
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS)
Swath Width: 1394 km
Description: The Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder, flown on board the DMSP F16 and F17 platforms, is designed to measure ocean surface wind speed, ice coverage and age, cloud water content, rainfall and atmospheric vertical temperature and humidity profiles.

GCOM-W1
Platform
Name: Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Water (SHIZUKU) (GCOM-W1)
Orbit Period: 100 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.19 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AMSR2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)
Swath Width: 1450 km
Description: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the GCOM- W1

ISS
Platform
Name: International Space Station (ISS)
Orbit Period: 92.91 minutes
Inclination Angle: 51.65 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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RapidScat
SENSOR
Name: Rapid Scatterometer (RapidScat)
Swath Width: 1100 km
Description: The ISS RapidScat instrument is a speedy and cost-effective replacement for NASA's QuikScat Earth satellite, which monitored ocean winds to provide essential measurements used in weather predictions, including hurricane monitoring.

GPM
Platform
Name: Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory (GPM)
Orbit Period: 95 minutes
Inclination Angle: 65 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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GMI
SENSOR
Name: GPM Microwave Imager (GMI)
Swath Width: 904 km
Description: GPM Microwave Imager

DMSP 5D-3/F16
Platform
Name: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F16 (DMSP 5D-3/F16)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.8 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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SSMIS
SENSOR
Name: Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS)
Swath Width: 1394 km
Description: The Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder, flown on board the DMSP F16 and F17 platforms, is designed to measure ocean surface wind speed, ice coverage and age, cloud water content, rainfall and atmospheric vertical temperature and humidity profiles.

ProjectInternational Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS_RapidScat)
Data ProviderCreator: Remote Sensing Systems
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2016-Nov-14
Resource: http://images.remss.com/papers/rsstech/2016_081816_RSS_Radiometers_RapidScat_colocations.pdf
Keyword(s)international space station, space station, iss, rapidscat, rscat, iss-rapidscat, winds, wind, ocean, ocean wind, ocean winds, ocean surface wind vectors, surface wind vectors, wind speed, wind direction, scatterometer, quikscat, seawinds, l2b, l2, level 2, level 2b, version 1, v1, version 1.2, v1.2, V1.2, 1.2, radiometer, microwave, microwave radiometer
Persistent IDPODAAC-RSR12-L2C10
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Project Materials
ISS-RapidScat Mission Information Pagehttps://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/RapidScat/
Website providing more detailed information about the ISS-RapidScat Mission.
RSS AMSR2 Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 7.2http://www.remss.com/missions/amsre
Wentz, F.J., T. Meissner, C. Gentemann, K.A. Hilburn, J. Scott, 2014: Remote Sensing Systems GCOM-W1 AMSR2 [indicate whether you used Daily, 3-Day, Weekly, or Monthly] Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 7.2. Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
RSS SSM/I or SSMIS Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 7http://www.remss.com/missions/ssmi
Wentz, F.J., K.A. Hilburn, D.K. Smith, 2012: Remote Sensing Systems DMSP [SSM/I or SSMIS] [Daily, 3-Day, Weekly, Monthly] Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 7. Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
RSS Windsat Environmental Suite, 0.25 deg grid, Version 7.0.1http://www.remss.com/missions/windsat
Wentz, F.J., L.Ricciardulli, C.Gentemann, T. Meissner, K.A. Hilburn, J. Scott, 2013: Remote Sensing Systems Coriolis WindSat [indicate whether you used Daily, 3-Day, Weekly, or Monthly] Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 7.0.1. Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
RSS GPM GMI Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 8.1http://www.remss.com/missions/gmi
Wentz, F.J., T. Meissner, J. Scott, K.A. Hilburn, 2015: Remote Sensing Systems GPM GMI [indicate whether you used Daily, 3-Day, Weekly, or Monthly] Environmental Suite on 0.25 deg grid, Version 8.1. Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
Remote Sensing Systems Technical Report 081816http://images.remss.com/papers/rsstech/2016_081816_RSS_Radiometers_RapidScat_colocations.pdf
Ricciardulli, L., 2016: Radiometer rain colocations with JPL RapidScat winds on L2B swath grid. Technical Report 081816, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, p. 6.
ISS-RapidScat Fact Sheethttp://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/fact_sheets/issrapidscat_factsheet.pdf
Summary of Facts on the ISS-RapidScat Mission
Journal References
A Scatterometer Geophysical Model Function for Climate-Quality Winds: Ku-2011http://images.remss.com/papers/ricciardulli/ricciardulli_jaot_2015.pdf
Ricciardulli, L. and F.J. Wentz, 2015: A Scatterometer Geophysical Model Function for Climate-Quality Winds: QuikSCAT Ku-2011. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32, 1829-1846.
Additional Sites
eoPortal Directory for ISS-RapidScathttps://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/i/iss-rapidscat
Detailed background information on the ISS-RapidScat mission published by the eoPortal.
Known Issues
RapidScat Scheduled Outageshttp://manati.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/rscat_images/monitor/RapidScat_Scheduled_Outages.txt
Text file containing reverse chronological list of future scheduled outages and past outages. A start/stop date/time and description is provided for each outage. This list is maintained by NOAA/NESDIS to service near-real-time data users.
revtime.csvhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/rapidscat/ancillary/revtime.csv
ASCII CSV orbital revolution time tables with quality assurance information.
Citation Remote Sensing Systems. 2016. Remote Sensing Systems Radiometer Rain Collocations with JPL RapidScat L2B Swath Grid. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/RSR12-L2C10.

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Journal Reference Ricciardulli, L., 2016: Radiometer rain colocations with JPL RapidScat winds on L2B swath grid. Technical Report 081816, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, p. 6.