- NSCAT/NCEP Blended Ocean Winds (Version 1.0)
Milliff, R.F., W.G. Large, J. Morzel, G. Danabasoglu, and T.M. Chin,
1999: Ocean general circulation model sensitivity to forcing from
scatterometer winds. J. Geophys. Res., C5, 11337-11358.
Chin, T.M., R.F. Milliff, and W.G. Large, 1998: Basin-scale
high-wavenumber sea surface wind fields from multiresolution
analysis of scatterometer data. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 15, 741-763.
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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