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NSIDC-0256

BYU Daily Browse Images of QuikSCAT Sigma-0 Measurements, Version 1

The SeaWinds on QuikSCAT scatterometer provides normalized radar cross section (sigma-0) measurements of the Earth's surface. This data set consists of sigma-0 browse images for the entire globe, the northern hemisphere, and the southern hemisphere.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 22.5 km x 22.5 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 19 January 1999
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Parameter(s):
  • Radar > Radar Backscatter
  • Radar > Sigma Naught
Platform(s) SATELLITES
Sensor(s): SCATTEROMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • SIR
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): David Long

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.

David G. Long 2000. BYU Daily Browse Images of QuikSCAT Sigma-0 Measurements, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Pasadena, California USA. JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory. [Date Accessed].

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