NSCAT/NCEP Blended Ocean Winds (Version 1.0)

Ocean surface wind vector components and wind stress curl data products are derived from spatial blending of high-resolution satellite data (NASA Scatterometer - NSCAT) and global weather center reanalyses (NCEP), resulting in high temporal and spatial resolution datasets (6-hourly, and 0.5 degree). This global dataset spans 12 months, August 1996 through July 1997.

The NSCAT scatterometer data is oriented along polar-orbit satellite swaths. The double-sided instrument yielded two swaths. Each of them about 600 kilometers wide with a 350 km nadir gap and at 50 km resolution. The NCEP data consists of global, 6-hourly reanalysis fields on T62 Gaussian grid with approximate resolution of 1.8 degrees.

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  • Zaihua Ji
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1996
    End:  1997


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1996
Temporal Range End 1997
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : NASA JPL PO.DAAC

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format Binary
Standardized Resource Format Binary
Asset Size 13359 MB
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Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Zaihua Ji
Resource Support Email zji@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Northwest Research Associates, Inc.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2002-05-09
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/32NX-QM68
Alternate Identifier ds744.6
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-09-20T16:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds744.6
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Northwest Research Associates, Inc.. (2002). NSCAT/NCEP Blended Ocean Winds (Version 1.0). Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/32NX-QM68. Accessed 04 December 2023.

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