SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Surface Northward Wind for Climate Model Comparison

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset contains ocean surface Northward wind from SeaWinds on QuikSCAT binned and averaged monthly on 1 degree grids. The coverage is from August 1999 through October 2009. The QuikSCAT Project produced this dataset in support of the CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5) under the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and was first made available via the Earth System Grid. This dataset was derived directly from the Version 2 QuikSCAT Level 2B 25-km dataset, which can be accessed here: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/QSCAT_LEVEL_2B_V2. The SeaWinds instrument is a conical scanning pencil-beam radar, with dual-beam and dual-polarization capability, operating at Ku-band to provide all-weather ocean surface wind vector retrievals. Along with this dataset, two additional ancillary data files are included in the same directory which contain the number of observations and standard error co-located on the same 1 degree grids. This wind vector dataset is designed to be used in conjunction with the complete wind vector dataset, which include separate dataset files for both the Eastward component and total wind speed of the wind vector. All corresponding dataset and ancillary data files are included in a common directory. For more information on the QuikSCAT platform and mission, please visit https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/OceanWind/QuikSCAT.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Unique Identifier Unknown
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Identifier C1664740997-PODAAC
Data First Published 2012-04-12
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-04-28
Category QUIKSCAT, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation NASA. 2012-04-11. SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Surface Northward Wind for Climate Model Comparison. Version 1. SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Surface Northward Wind for Climate Model Comparison. PODAAC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PODAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/QSSNW-CMIP1. https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/OceanWinds/quikscat/L3/wind_1deg_1mo/docs/vas_QuikSCAT_L2B_v20110531_199908-200910.pdf. NASA, PODAAC, 2012-04-11, SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Surface Northward Wind for Climate Model Comparison, https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/OceanWinds/quikscat/L3/wind_1deg_1mo/docs/vas_QuikSCAT_L2B_v20110531_199908-200910.pdf.
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Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/QSSNW-CMIP1
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 026:001
Release Place PODAAC
Series Name SeaWinds on QuikSCAT Level 3 Surface Northward Wind for Climate Model Comparison
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Temporal 1999-08-01T00:00:00Z/2009-10-30T23:59:59Z

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