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dataset : SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Sigma-0 Global Rectangular Browse Images
SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Sigma-0 Global Rectangular Browse Images
This dataset contains GIF images of global, rectangular-gridded, daily averaged Sigma-0 retrievals from SeaWinds on QuikSCAT retrievals, which are generated using a Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) technique developed by Dr. David Long at Brigham Young University (BYU). The SeaWinds scatterometer scans at two nominal incidence angles, 46 degrees and 54.1 degrees, corresponding to the inner and outer beams respectively. The inner beam is horizontally polarized while the outer beam is vertically polarized. The GIF image files are separated according to polarization, and the averaged Sigma-0 measurements are displayed in grayscale with no color bar. Very bright areas indicate high Sigma-0 averages. It should be noted that these GIF images are meant for browse purposes only and should not be considered science quality. The science quality source dataset containing the SIR files used to generate the GIF images is accessible here: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/QSCAT_BYU_L3_OW_SIGMA0_GLOBAL_RECTANGULAR_BROWSE_MAPS_LITE. An additional complimentary dataset of SIR files contains the full daily Sigma-0 statistcs: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/QSCAT_BYU_L3_OW_SIGMA0_GLOBAL_RECTANGULAR_BROWSE_MAPS_FULL. This dataset is generated by the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) project at BYU.podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Identified by : QSCAT_BYU_L3_OW_SIGMA0_GLOBAL_RECTANGULAR_BROWSE_IMAGES
This dataset was released on January 21, 2011.
The time range for this dataset is July 19, 1999 (18:39 PM) to November 21, 2009 (23:59 PM).
The spatial range for this dataset is -89.6° to 89.6° latitude, and 0° to 360° longitude. map (center)This dataset uses data from an instance of the seawinds instrument on the quick-scatterometer platform.
Also known as :
- datasetId PODAAC-QSBYU-GLBIM (podaac lexicon)
- dataset QSCAT_BYU_L3_OW_SIGMA0_GLOBAL_RECTANGULAR_BROWSE_IMAGES (podaac lexicon)
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