The SeaWinds QuikSCAT L2B Scatterometer Ocean Winds, Version 3.0

The SeaWinds instrument on QuikSCAT is an active microwave radar designed to measure electromagnetic backscatter from the wind roughened ocean surface. The L2B data are presented as orbit swaths of wind speed and direction at a 25 km resolution. The satellite is in a sun synchronous orbit with a 101 minute period and a repeat cycle of 4 days (57 orbits).

Notice of potential satellite failure from JPL.PODAAC 10 December 2000. The QuikSCAT antenna remains in a stalled position. Near-real-time data have not been available since 0700 UTC on 23 November 2009 (orbital revolution number 54315), and science-quality data have not been available since 00 UTC 22 November 2009 (orbital revolution 54296).

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Zaihua Ji
    zji@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1999-07-19
    End:  2009-11-30

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1999-07-19
Temporal Range End 2009-11-30
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
Asset Size 135195 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 Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2000-05-22
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/QZZB-MN12
Alternate Identifier ds744.2
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2019-03-07T16:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds744.2
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. (2000). The SeaWinds QuikSCAT L2B Scatterometer Ocean Winds, Version 3.0. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/QZZB-MN12. Accessed 30 May 2020.

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