SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors with AMSR Corrections in 25 Km Swath Grid
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DOI10.5067/SEAAM-L2B00
Short NameSEAWINDS_LEVEL_2B_AMSR
DescriptionThis dataset is designed to compliment the SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 2B dataset by providing ocean surface wind vectors in 25 km wind vector cell (WVC) swaths with AMSR corrections and precipitation rates. This dataset also includes parameters to estimate the impact of rain upon wind speed and direction. Wind vectors are accurate to within 2 m/s (vector speed) and 20 degrees (vector direction). Rain flags are provided for each wind vector cell to assist in identifying potential rain contamination. An ASCII inline quality report (Q2B) has been generated for each L2B file; each Q2B file provides statistics of various quality elements pertaining to the processing of a specific L2B file. This product utilizes JPL's most up-to-date calibration, validation, and science data processing from the QSCAT-1/F13 geophysical model function, adopted in July of 2006.
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: 2003-Apr-10 to 2003-Oct-24
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 25 km (Along) x 25 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Swath
Projection Detail: Along-track Grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width1800 km
Platform/Sensor
ADEOS-II
Platform
Name: Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II)
Orbit Period: 101.05 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.62 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.

ADEOS-II
Platform
Name: Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II)
Orbit Period: 101.05 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.62 degrees
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AMSR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)
Swath Width: 1600.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectSeaWinds on ADEOS-II (SEAWINDS)
Data ProviderPublisher: SeaPAC
Creator: SeaPAC
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2006-Aug-03
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/seawinds/L2BE/docs/SWS_SDPUG_V2.0.pdf

Keyword(s)wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, seawinds, adeos-2, adeos-ii, scatterometer, l2b, amsr
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Direct Access
PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/seawinds/L2BE
PO.DAAC Drive
OPENDAP DATAhttps://podaac-opendap.jpl.nasa.gov/opendap/allData/seawinds/L2BE/
The OPeNDAP base directory location for the collection.
Format (Compression)HDF
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation SeaPAC. 2006. SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors with AMSR Corrections in 25 Km Swath Grid. Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SEAAM-L2B00

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For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Lungu, T., July 2006. SeaWinds Science Data Product User Manual. Version 2.0, JPL Document D-21551 - Version 2, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

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