Global improved QuikSCAT weekly wind speed data and climatologies for 1999-2004 (NCEI Accession 0177404)

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2021

This accession contains an improved QuikSCAT weekly wind data set for coastal and high latitude applications, and associated climatologies. This data set includes land and sea ice mask information adapted from the AVHRR Pathfinder sea surface temperature (SST) v5.0 and the Optimally Interpolated SST version 2 data sets, respectively. Additionally, near shore pixels originally contaminated by backscatter from land have been filled by several methods, including simple median filling, an inverse-distance weighted mean, and an objective analysis technique that considers the spatial structure of the wind speed data. The gap filling methods and QuikSCAT wind speed data were then evaluated by comparing with in situ wind speed measurements taken from near shore and open ocean buoys and marine weather stations.

These data are in .HDF format identified by Julian date.

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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 Date 2020-06-15T08:36:19Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) November 26, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-15T08:36:19Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) November 26, 2018 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0177404
Access Constraints Cite as: Barton, Andrew D.; Casey, Kenneth S. (2018). Global improved QuikSCAT weekly wind speed data and climatologies for 1999-2004 (NCEI Accession 0177404). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0177404. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1999-07-19
Temporal Extent End 2004-12-27

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