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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 format.

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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

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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 02 Jul 2022.

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