QSCAT and ADEOS-II / NCEP Blended Ocean Winds (version 1.0)

Ocean surface wind data are derived from spatial blending of high-resolution satellite data from tandem SeaWinds missions (QSCAT and ADEOS-II) and global weather center analyses (NCEP), resulting in high temporal and spatial resolution datasets (6-hourly, and 0.5 by 0.5 degree).

This two-scatterometer blending product is only available for the duration of the ADEOS-II mission (April 10 to October 24 2003). The blending scheme is a variation of the single-scatterometer blending (QSCAT only, ds744.4 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds744.4/]): the main difference is a 7.5 hour time-window used for blending versus the sliding 12-hour window in the QSCAT only blending.

Available data products are: the blended product, which consists of QSCAT and ADEOS-II blended with NCEP analyses; and the low-wavenumber analysis field, which is the NCEP analyses splined to the 0.5 by 0.5 degree grid. These fields are available as wind components or as windstress curl. Details of the method are summarized in this document [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds744.8/docs/Blended_Winds_Summary_doc].

Data file formats and read routines are the same as for QSCAT/NCEP blending (ds744.4).

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Zaihua Ji
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2003-04
    End:  2003-10


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2003-04
Temporal Range End 2003-10
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 N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format Binary
Standardized Resource Format Binary
Asset Size 7228 MB
Legal Constraints

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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 2004-03-30
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/BPNK-3F13
Alternate Identifier ds744.8
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-09-22T15:05:03-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds744.8
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Northwest Research Associates, Inc.. (2004). QSCAT and ADEOS-II / 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/BPNK-3F13. Accessed 06 December 2023.

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