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ASCAT 12.5 km Level 2 Ocean Surface Wind Vector Data


This data set contains operational near-real-time global Level 2 ocean surface wind vector
retrievals from the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) on the MetOp-A satellite at
12.5 km sampling resolution (note: the effective resolution is 25 km). These data
were provided by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) Ocean and Sea
Ice Scatterometer Application Facility (OSI SAF) and were retrieved from the NASA
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center. The data are in NetCDF

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Spatial Type grid
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2011-10-01 01:00:00
End datetime 2012-04-01 02:58:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -90.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2012. ASCAT 12.5 km Level 2 Ocean Surface Wind Vector Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Oct 2019.

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