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NSCAT High-Resolution MGDR, Sigma-0 and Ocean Wind Vectors (Dunbar)

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 2.5 high-resolution merged ocean wind vectors and sigma-0 in 25 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 or ambiguous. In the presence of land or sea ice winds values are set to 0, and sigma-0 values are preserved where measurements are available. 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.

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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 April 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2617226431-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2009-06-15
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2011-01-21
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Citation NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC. 2006-02-20. NSCAT High-Resolution MGDR, Sigma-0 and Ocean Wind Vectors. Version 2. NSCAT High-Resolution MGDR, Sigma-0 and Ocean Wind Vectors (Dunbar). PO.DAAC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PO.DAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/NSMGD-SIGW2. https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/ocean_wind/nscat/doc/l25_usersguide.pdf. NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC, PO.DAAC, 2006-02-20, NSCAT High-Resolution MGDR, Sigma-0 and Ocean Wind Vectors (Dunbar), https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/pub/ocean_wind/nscat/doc/l25_usersguide.pdf.
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