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Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder Data, Version 1

This data set contains mean normalized backscatter coefficient (sigma-naught); backscatter variance; and other associated data files from Seasat SASS carrying a Ku-band scatterometer (1978), European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Remote Sensing (ERS) -1 and -2 missions carrying a C-band scatterometer (1992-2001), the NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) mission (1996-1997), SeaWinds on QuikSCAT (1999-2009), SeaWinds on ADEOS-II/Midori2 (2003), and the ESA Advanced scatterometer (ASCAT) (2009+). Global, overlapping swath data were accumulated over a fixed interval of time. The data were then gridded, binned, and averaged, before it was processed using the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction (SIR) and SIR w/filtering algorithms developed at Brigham Young University.

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  • Microwave > Brightness Temperature > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
  • Radar > Radar Backscatter > RADAR BACKSCATTER
Data Format(s):Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):ERS WIND SCATTEROMETER, NSCAT, SASS, SEAWINDS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1978
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Mark Drinkwater, David Long, Benjamin Holt, Cheryl Bertoia

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