NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC

Scatterometry Data

Scatterometer Imagery Supporting Climate Studies

QuickSCAT winds


The NASA-funded Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP) has generated a comprehensive suite of processed scatterometer imagery to support climate studies. NSIDC is collaborating with Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) to develop integrated active/passive microwave sensor products. New products proposed by the collaboration include sea ice motion, melt onset/freeze over sea ice, sea ice type and extent, and Greenland accumulation and melt.

The Data Sets Web page provides links where you can order data directly from NSIDC, the Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC), Brigham Young University (BYU), or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Near-Real-Time Products. The FAQs Web page has some of the most frequently asked questions about scatterometry products, and the Published Research Web page provides a bibliography of published research using scatterometry data.