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DYCOMS-II Satellite: QuikSCAT Wind Vector Data


The QuikSCAT Wind Vector Data is one of several satellite data sets collected by the National Center For Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL) as part of the Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus Phase II: Entrainment Studies (DYCOMS-II) project. QuikSCAT is a microwave scatterometer launched in June 1999. The QSCAT data are stored in orbit files and include wind speed and direction at a height of 10 meters retrieved from measurements of the QSCAT backscattered power. The data cover the period from 7-28 July 2001 and are in binary format. The data and readme information were acquired from Remote Sensing Systems ( and are from Version 3.0 of their processing algorithms.

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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-07-07 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-07-28 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 37.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 27.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -126.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -114.00

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Deborah Smith <>


Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Smith, D. 2008. DYCOMS-II Satellite: QuikSCAT Wind Vector Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 Jun 2022.

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