SCATSAT-1 Scatterometer Inter-Calibrated ESDR Level 2 Ocean Surface Equivalent Neutral Wind Vectors and Wind Stress Vectors Version 1.0

(SCATSAT1_ESDR_L2_WIND_STRESS_V1.0)
Version1.0
Processing Level2
Start/Stop Date2018-Apr-01 to 2019-Dec-01
Short NameSCATSAT1_ESDR_L2_WIND_STRESS_V1.0
DescriptionThis dataset contains the first provisional release of the MEaSUREs-funded Earth Science Data Record (ESDR) of inter-calibrated ocean surface wind vectors (equivalent neutral and true 10m) and wind stress vectors derived from SCATSAT-1 scatterometer observations. The primary purpose of this release is for provisional evaluation by the NASA International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (IOVWST). As such, this release is not intended for science-quality research, and is subject to future revision based on feedback provided by the IOVWST. The wind vector and stress retrievals are provided on a non-uniform grid within the swath (Level 2 (L2) products) at a nominal 12.5 km pixel resolution. Each L2 file corresponds to a specific orbital revolution (rev) number, which begins at the southernmost point of the ascending orbit.
DOI10.5067/ESDSS-L2W10
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Swath Width1800 km
Platform/Sensor
SCATSAT-1
Platform
Name: Scatterometer Satellite-1 (SCATSAT-1)
Orbit Period: 99.2 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
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OSCAT-2
SENSOR
Name: OceanSat-2 Scatterometer (OSCAT-2)
Swath Width: 1840.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectMEaSUREs ESDR of the Ocean Surface Vector Winds, Stress, and Their Dynamically-Significant Derivatives (MEaSUREs/OSWV)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: MEaSUREs/OSWV
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2022-Sep-27
Resource: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/esds/competitive-programs/measures/esdr-ocean-surface-winds-1999-2022

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, stress data, wind stress, stress, ocean surface wind stress, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, seawinds, scatsat-1, scatsat, oscat-2, scatterometer, l2b, level 2, level 2b, version 1.0, v1, measures, esdr
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Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 12.5 Kilometers x 12.5 Kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hour
 
Coverage
Region: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2018-Apr-01 to 2019-Dec-01
Granule Time Span: 2018-Apr-01 to 2019-Dec-01
Swath Width: 1800 km
 
Projection
Projection Type: Swath
Projection Detail: Along-track Grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
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 MEaSUREs/OSWV. 2022. SCATSAT-1 Scatterometer Inter-Calibrated ESDR Level 2 Ocean Surface Equivalent Neutral Wind Vectors and Wind Stress Vectors Version 1.0. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/ESDSS-L2W10

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Journal Reference https://earthdata.nasa.gov/esds/competitive-programs/measures/esdr-ocean-surface-winds-1999-2022

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