Data Sets

These links take you to data sets where you can order data directly from NSIDC, the Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC), the Brigham Young University (BYU), or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Near-Real-Time Products.

Scatterometry Data at NSIDC

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
NASA SCP Arctic and Antarctic Ice Extent from QuikSCAT, 1999-2009, Version 2 N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180
N: -52, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
1999/07/19 to 2009/12/31 2.225 km 1 day Ice Extent

Scatterometry Data at PO.DAAC

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
BYU Daily Browse Images of QuikSCAT Sigma-0 Measurements, Version 1 N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1999/01/19 22.5 km 1 day Radar Backscatter, Sigma Naught
BYU Daily Browse Images of SeaWinds Sigma-0 Measurements, Version 1 N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 2003/04/10 to 2003/10/24 22.5 km 1 day Radar Backscatter, Sigma Naught
BYU High Resolution Images of Seasat Sigma0 Measurements, Version 1 N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1978/07/01 to 1978/10/10 4.45 km 12 day to 28 day Radar Backscatter, Sigma Naught
BYU High Resolution Images of NSCAT Sigma0 Measurements, Version 1 N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1996/09/15 to 1997/06/26 4.45 km 6 day to 12 day Ice Extent, Radar Backscatter, Sigma Naught
BYU High Resolution Images of ERS Sigma0 Measurements, Version 1 N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180 1992/01/01 to 2001/01/20 44.5 km 6 day to 18 day Radar Backscatter, Sigma Naught
BYU Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) Data Sets, Version 1 1978/07/01 Icebergs, Ice Extent, Radar Backscatter, Sea Ice, Sea Ice Elevation, Sea Ice Motion, Sigma Naught

Scatterometry Data at NOAA

Ocean Surface Winds Derived from the SeaWinds Scatterometer provides access to Paul Chang's NOAA Near-Real-Time Products page with QuikSCAT Near-Real-Time (NRT) wind, backscatter, and ice products.