SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DEALIASED OCEAN WIND VECTORS (Wentz et al.)
DOI10.5067/SASSX-L2WAF
Short NameWAF_DEALIASED_SASS_L2
DescriptionContains Seasat-A Scatterometer (SASS) wind vector measurements for the entire Seasat mission, from July 1978 until October 1978. The data are global and presented chronologically in by swath. Each record contains data binned in 100 km cells. No wind vectors are computed for the cells along the left and right edges of the swath. Wind direction ambiguities are resolved using a global weather prediction model. This complete dataset is the result of the reprocessing efforts on behalf of Frank Wentz, Robert Atlas, and Michael Freilich.
Version1
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: 1978-Jul-07 to 1978-Oct-10
Granule Time Span: 1978-Jul-07 to 1978-Oct-10
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 100 km (Along) x 100 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Swath
Projection Detail: Along-track
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width1900 km
Platform/Sensor
SEASAT-A
Platform
Name: SEASAT-A (SEASAT-A)
Orbit Period: 100.7 minutes
Inclination Angle: 108.0 degrees
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SASS
SENSOR
Name: Seasat-A Scatterometer System (SASS)
Swath Width: 1900.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectSEASAT (SEASAT)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: REMSS
Release Place: PO.DAAC
Release Date: 1997-Mar-05
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/documents/dataset_docs/seasat_windvect_wentz.html

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DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation REMSS. 1997. SEASAT SCATTEROMETER DEALIASED OCEAN WIND VECTORS (Wentz et al.). Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SASSX-L2WAF

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Journal Reference Wentz, F. SEASAT-A Scatterometer Global Dealiased Surface Wind Vector Dataset User Guide. March 6, 1997.

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