dataset : NSCAT Level 2 Ocean Wind Vector Geophysical Data Record

NASA JPL Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center


NSCAT Level 2 Ocean Wind Vector Geophysical Data Record

The NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 2 ocean wind vectors in 50 km wind vector cell (WVC) swaths contain daily data from ascending and descending passes. Wind vectors are accurate to within 2 m/s (vector speed) and 20 degrees (vector direction). Wind vectors are not considered valid in rain contaminated regions; rain flags and precipitation information are not provided. Data is flagged where measurements are either missing, ambiguous, or contaminated by land/sea ice. Winds are calculated using the NSCAT-2 model function. This is the most up-to-date version, which designates the final phase of calibration, validation and science data processing, which was completed in November of 1998, on behalf of the JPL NSCAT Project; wind vectors are processed using the NSCAT-2 geophysical model function.

Identified by : NSCAT_LEVEL_2_V2

This dataset was released on January 21, 2011.

The time range for this dataset is September 15, 1996 (03:04 AM) to June 29, 1997 (22:32 PM).

The spatial range for this dataset is -90° to 90° latitude, and 0° to 360° longitude. map (center)

This dataset uses data from an instance of the nasa-scatterometer instrument on the advanced-earth-observing-satellite platform.
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