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OSCAR Ocean Surface Current Data

Summary

A link to the NASA PODAAC OSCAR third degree resolution ocean surface currents data archive. OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) contains near-surface ocean current estimates, derived using quasi-linear and steady flow momentum equations. The horizontal velocity is directly estimated from sea surface height, surface vector wind and sea surface temperature. These data were collected from the various satellites and in situ instruments. The model formulation combines geostrophic, Ekman and Stommel shear dynamics, and a complementary term from the surface buoyancy gradient. Data are on a 1/3 degree grid with a 5 day resolution. OSCAR is generated by Earth Space Research (ESR)

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2011-10-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2012-03-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -40.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 30.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 110.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <eol-datahelp@ucar.edu>

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