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NSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded Ocean Surface Wind Vectors (JPL)

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Level 3 daily gridded ocean wind vectors are provided at 0.5 degree spatial resolution for ascending and descending passes; wind vectors are averaged at points where adjacent passes overlap. 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, ambiguous, or contaminated by land/sea-ice. 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 7, 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 7, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2617226815-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2009-06-15
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-04-28
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Public Access Level public
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Citation NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC. 1998-07-26. NSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded Ocean Surface Wind Vectors. Version 2. NSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded Ocean Surface Wind Vectors (JPL). PO.DAAC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/NSJPL-L3X02. https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/nscat/docs/nscat_manual.pdf. NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC, NASA/JPL/PO.DAAC, 1998-07-26, NSCAT Level 3 Daily Gridded Ocean Surface Wind Vectors (JPL), https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/nscat/docs/nscat_manual.pdf.
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Temporal 1996-09-15T00:00:00Z/1997-06-30T23:59:59.999Z

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