- NSCAT Scatterometer Ocean Winds, Level 2
NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) global ocean surface winds are determined
from sigma-naught backscatter. JPL has provided the data, and the
satellite provided only a short archive (September 1996 to June
1997) before failure. The near surface wind speeds were determined
with the NSCAT-1 model function.
Several forms of NSCAT data are available.
* Level 2B orbit swath data.
* 0.5-degree by 0.5-degree twice daily gridded fields, 75S to 75N.
* In July 1998 a collection of 11 CDROMs containing the Level 2 (50 km),
Level 3 (daily average), and Level 2 (25 km) NSCAT were received and
archived in the DSS CDROM collection. These CDROMs have a full
collection of documentation, read access software, browse images, and
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