SeaWinds on ADEOS-II L3 Ocean Wind Vectors w/AMSR corrections (JPL)

SeaWinds on ADEOS-II L3 Ocean Wind Vectors w/AMSR corrections (JPL)
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DOI10.5067/SEAAM-L3X00
Short NameSEAWINDS_LEVEL_3_AMSR
DescriptionThis dataset is designed to compliment the SeaWinds on ADEOS-II Level 3 ocean surface wind vector dataset through the inclusion of AMSR corrections and precipitation rates. Data is provided daily and partitioned according to ascending and descending passes; where multiple passes occur over a given point, data from the most recent pass over-writes the earlier (adjacent) pass. 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. 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 TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > Ocean Surface Wind Vectors
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 89.875 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -89.875 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 0 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 360 degrees
Time Span: 2003-Apr-10 to 2003-Oct-24
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.25 degrees (Latitude) x 0.25 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hour
ProjectionType: Gridded
Detail:
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency hours
Platform/Sensor
ADEOS-II
Platform
Name: Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II)
Orbit Period: 101.05 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.62 degrees
Ascending Node: 2003-Apr-09 22:33:33
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SEAWINDS
SENSOR
Name: SeaWinds Scatterometer (SEAWINDS)
Swath Width: 1800 km
Description: SeaWinds is a Ku-band (13.4 GHz) Scatterometer which features a single circular scanning dish antenna to provide pencil-beam measurements, as opposed to the common fan beam design as seen with other spaceborne scatterometers. The pencil-beam design has several key advantages over the more common fan beam design: higher signal-to-noise ratio, smaller size, and superior coverage. The SeaWinds single antenna utilizes twin offset feeds, thus providing two pencil-beam footprint paths with an elliptical sampling footprint of approximately 25 km (in azimuth) by 37 km (in look/range direction); these pencil beams have opposing polarizations (i.e., vertical and horizontal), thus achieving dual-polarization. The SeaWinds instrument provides a full 1800 km-wide swath coverage (including the nadir region), which allows for a nominal daily measurement coverage of 90% over the ice-free oceans.

ADEOS-II
Platform
Name: Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II)
Orbit Period: 101.05 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.62 degrees
Ascending Node: 2003-Apr-09 22:33:33
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AMSR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)
Swath Width: 1600 km
Description: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) is an eight-frequency, total-power passive microwave radiometer with dual polarization (except two vertical channels in the 50GHz band).

ProjectSeaWinds on ADEOS-II (SEAWINDS)
Data ProviderCreator: SeaPAC
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 2006-Jan-15
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/seawinds/L3E/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, gridded, amsr
Persistent IDPODAAC-SEAAM-L3X00
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation SeaPAC. 2006. SeaWinds on ADEOS-II L3 Ocean Wind Vectors w/AMSR corrections (JPL). Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SEAAM-L3X00.

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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.