SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors in 25 Km Swath Grid
DOI10.5067/SEA25-L2B02
Short NameSEAWINDS_LEVEL_2B_V2
DescriptionThis dataset contains Level 2B science-quality ocean surface wind vector retrievals from the SeaWinds on ADEOS-II scatterometer. The retrievals are provided on a non-uniform grid within the swath at 25 km pixel resolution. Each L2B file corresponds to a specific orbital revolution (rev) number, which begins at the southernmost point of the ascending orbit. The granule metadata is consistent with the QuikSCAT L2B dataset, with exception of the amsr_rain_indicator provided by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) instrument aboard the ADEOS-II spacecraft. Also, the wvc_quality_flag utilizes bits 2-6 for AMSR-related data quality assessment; these bits are left empty in the QuikSCAT L2B wvc_quality_flag variable. 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 is the official dataset produced by the QuikSCAT Project through the SeaWinds Processing and Analysis Center (SeaPAC).
Version2
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > Ocean Surface Wind Vectors
Processing Level2
CoverageNorth 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:
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width1800.0 meters
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 meters
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
Keyword(s)wind data, wind, ocean wind, wind speed, vector, vectors, ocean wind vector, ocean wind vectors, seawinds, adeos-2, adeos-ii, scatterometer, l2b
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OPENDAP DATAhttps://podaac-opendap.jpl.nasa.gov/opendap/allData/seawinds/L2B/v2/
The OPeNDAP base directory location for the collection.
PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/seawinds/L2B/v2
PO.DAAC Drive
Format (Compression)HDF
Citation SeaPAC. 2006. SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors in 25 Km Swath Grid. Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SEA25-L2B02

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