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Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Sea Surface Salinity Standard Mapped Image Seasonal Data V5.0

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

Aquarius Level 3 sea surface salinity (SSS) standard mapped image data contains gridded 1 degree spatial resolution SSS averaged over daily, 7 day, monthly, and seasonal time scales. This particular data set is the Seasonal sea surface salinity product for version 5.0 of the Aquarius data set, which is the official end of mission public data release from the AQUARIUS/SAC-D mission. The Aquarius instrument is onboard the AQUARIUS/SAC-D satellite, a collaborative effort between NASA and the Argentinian Space Agency Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE). The instrument consists of three radiometers in push broom alignment at incidence angles of 29, 38, and 46 degrees incidence angles relative to the shadow side of the orbit. Footprints for the beams are: 76 km (along-track) x 94 km (cross-track), 84 km x 120 km and 96km x 156 km, yielding a total cross-track swath of 370 km. The radiometers measure brightness temperature at 1.413 GHz in their respective horizontal and vertical polarizations (TH and TV). A scatterometer operating at 1.26 GHz measures ocean backscatter in each footprint that is used for surface roughness corrections in the estimation of salinity. The scatterometer has an approximate 390km swath.

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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 May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2491756368-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2017-10-21
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-12-07
Category AQUARIUS SAC-D, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation NASA Aquarius project. 2017-12-07. Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Sea Surface Salinity Standard Mapped Image Seasonal Data. Version 5.0. Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Products. Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd.; Greeenbelt, MD., 20771, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/GSFC OBPG. https://doi.org/10.5067/AQR50-3S3CS. http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaSurfaceSalinity/Aquarius. NASA Aquarius project, NASA/GSFC OBPG, 2017-12-07, Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Sea Surface Salinity Standard Mapped Image Seasonal Data V5.0, http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaSurfaceSalinity/Aquarius.
Creator NASA Aquarius project
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Release Place Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd.; Greeenbelt, MD., 20771, USA
Series Name Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Sea Surface Salinity Standard Mapped Image Seasonal Data
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Temporal 2011-08-25T01:55:23Z/2015-06-07T12:45:21Z

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