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Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) data beyond 2011?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:22 am
by podaac
I am trying to locate and download Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) L2.5, L3.0, and/or L3.5 wind vector data beyond 31 December 2011. Do you have this data or know when it will become available?

CCMP was funded as a research project by the NASA program known as Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) from 2007 through 2012. The MEaSUREs funding for the CCMP project has officially ended, and therefore all CCMP datasets are currently not available beyond December 2011. Since this is no longer a NASA-funded effort, it is not possible to estimate when or if any more CCMP data will be produced. In the event circumstances change or a similar dataset becomes available, you may prefer to join our general user registration list in which case you will receive periodic emails when new datasets are added, updated or extended.

Re: Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) data beyond 2011?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:17 pm
by dmoroni
Update: Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) has recently released CCMP L3.0 Version 2.0 with a consistent RSS Version 7 sensor calibration extending from 10 July 1987 through 30 July 2015. Here is a re-broadcast of thier announcement as stated on the RSS web page (

Friday, January 8, 2016

A new version of CCMP vector wind analysis fields is now available from Remote Sensing Systems. This Version-2 (V2.0) CCMP L3 data product is available as daily netCDF4 files containing four 6-hourly wind field maps.

We have carefully transitioned the original processing code to only make minor changes needed for running on a different system architecture and with different compilers. All satellite, buoy and background model wind data used as input to the VAM have been updated to the latest versions. We have also added winds from new instruments: AMSR2 on GCOM-W1, GMI on GPM, and ASCAT on Metop-A.

This is a new, full reprocessing of the CCMP wind analysis product using consistent RSS V7 (or higher) RTM-calibrated satellite wind retrievals, updated moored buoy winds, and a higher resolution background wind field (ERA-Interim 6-hourly, 0.25-degree). Therefore, this release (CCMP V2.0) should NOT be considered an extension of the existing CCMP V1.1 data available at the PODAAC. Scientists using CCMP V2.0 should download the entire V2.0 data set for use in their studies.

We will continue to update the CCMP vector wind analysis product twice yearly, in January and July.

More information and data access is presented at

Re: Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) data beyond 2011?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:40 pm
by dmoroni
Here is a link to a recent poster that provides a nice comprehensive listing of improvements in the CCMP Version 2.0 dataset entitled "Improvements & Advances to the Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) Ocean Vector Wind Analysis (V2.0)":

This poster was presented at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Conference by lead author Joel Scott of Remote Sensing Systems (RSS). Co-authors include Frank Wentz (RSS), Ross Hoffman (Atmospheric and Environmental Research), and Robert Atlas (NOAA).