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Aquarius L3 Weekly Polar-Gridded Sea Surface Salinity, Version 5

This data set consists of weekly gridded Level-3 products of Aquarius L-band radiometer Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) retrievals from the Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D) mission, developed collaboratively between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Argentina's space agency, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE).

Version Summary:

Version 5 of Aquarius L3 Weekly Polar-Gridded Sea Surface Salinity utilizes Version 4 of the Level-2 Aquarius SSS as input data.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -50, S: -79, E: 180, W: -180

  • N: 87.4, S: 50, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 36 km x 36 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 August 2011 to 28 May 2015
Temporal Resolution: 7 day
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration > Ice Fraction
  • Salinity/Density > Salinity > Sea Surface Salinity
Platform(s) SAC-D
Data Format(s):
  • HDF5
Version: V5
Data Contributor(s): Ludovic Brucker, Emmanuel Dinnat, Lora Koenig

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Brucker, L., E. Dinnat, and L. Koenig. 2015. Aquarius L3 Weekly Polar-Gridded Sea Surface Salinity, Version 5. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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