SEASAT SCATTEROMETER BINNED 50KM SIGMA-0 DATA (Wentz)

(WENTZ_SASS_SIGMA0_L2)
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DOI10.5067/SASSX-BYSN0
Short NameWENTZ_SASS_SIGMA0_L2
DescriptionContains Seasat-A Scatterometer (SASS) Sigma-0 measurements for the entire Seasat mission, from July 1978 until October 1978, produced by Frank Wentz at Remote Sensing Systems. The data are presented chronologically by swath and consist of the forward and aft values, binned in 50 km cells. For each cell there are 17 parameters including time, location, incidence angle, sigma-0, instrument corrections, and data quality.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementCRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > SIGMA NAUGHT
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: 50 km (Along) x 50 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: 1996-Dec-04
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/documents/dataset_docs/seasat_sigma0_wentz.html

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DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation REMSS. 1996. SEASAT SCATTEROMETER BINNED 50KM SIGMA-0 DATA (Wentz). Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SASSX-BYSN0

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Journal Reference Wentz, F. Seasat Scatterometer Global 50km Sigma-0 User Guide. February 17, 1997.

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