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RSS WindSat L1C Calibrated TB Version 8

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The dataset contains the Level 1C WindSat Top of the Atmosphere (TOA) TB processed by RSS. The WindSat radiances are turned into TOA TB after correction for hot and cold calibration anomalies, receiver non-linearities, sensor pointing errors, antenna cross-polarization contamination, spillover, Faraday rotation and polarization alignment. The data are resampled on a fixed regular 0.125 deg Earth grid using Backus-Gilbert Optimum Interpolation. The sampling is done separately for fore and aft looks. The 10.7, 18.7, 23.8, 37.0 GHz channels are resampled to the 10.7 GHz spatial resolution. The 6.8 GHz channels are given at their native spatial resolution. The 10.7, 18.7, 23.8, 37.0 GHz channels are absolutely calibrated using the GMI sensor as calibration reference. The 6.8 GHz channels are calibrated using the open ocean with the RSS ocean emission model and the Amazon rain forest as calibration targets. The Faraday rotation angle (FRA) and geometric polarization basis rotation angle (PRA) were added in the last run.

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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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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C2559430954-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2020-12-16
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-12-16
Category Polar Winds I, RSS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation RSS. 2023-03-06. RSS WindSat L1C Calibrated TB. Version 8.0. RSS WindSat L1C Calibrated TB Version 8. PO.DAAC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PO.DAAC.
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Series Name RSS WindSat L1C Calibrated TB
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Source Hash 44c4e84f306e29bea623650273e4e3438f363b17a3e2397a8df993b0f66f56fa
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2014-01-09T00:00:00Z/2019-01-02T23:59:59.999Z

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