OSTM/Jason-2 Auxiliary Data Files, 2008 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0044983)

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This collection contains the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 Auxiliary data files. These auxiliary data files are used to generate Level-2 products. They include both static tabular data files and dynamic files which change/grow over time. Auxiliary files are produced outside of OSTM but are used in the production of Level-2 products. Auxiliary data, which are produced by the European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), are restricted by ECMWF to the project team.

Other data/products associated with OSTM/Jason-2 are also available, including Level-2 Geophysical Data Records (GDRs), ancillary data files used to generate Level-2 products, quality reports from the near real-time altimetry validation system (NRTAVS), orbit information of JASON-2 satellite and telemetry data.
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). OSTM/Jason-2 Auxiliary Data Files, 2008 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0044983). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0044983. Accessed [date].
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2008-06-20 to 2019-10-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66
S: -66
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-03-02
  • revision: 2012-08-21
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
OSTM/Jason-2 is a follow-on mission to the TOPEX/Poseidon and JASON-1 missions. OSTM/Jason-2 involves Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), NASA and 2 new partners: the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and NOAA in order to 1) ensure continuity of high quality measurements for ocean science, and 2) provide operational products for assimilation and forecasting applications. OSTM/Jason-2 was launched on 20 June 2008 and reached its nominal repetitive orbit on 4 July 2008. The start of cycle 1 occurred on 12 July 2008. After more than 11 years in orbit and well beyond its three- to five-year mission baseline, the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) on Jason-2 permanently ceased acquisition of scientific data at 06:48 UTC on 1 October 2019 due to aging-related issues onboard the spacecraft.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). OSTM/Jason-2 Auxiliary Data Files, 2008 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0044983). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0044983. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • OSTM/Jason-2 is a collaboration between NASA; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); CNES; and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). CNES is providing the spacecraft, NASA and CNES are jointly providing the payload instruments and NASA's Launch Services Program at the Kennedy Space Center is responsible for Delta II launch management and countdown operations. After completing the on-orbit commissioning of the spacecraft, CNES will hand over its operation and control to NOAA. NOAA and EUMETSAT will generate the near-real-time products and distribute them to users. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Surface Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
None
  • Jason-2
  • Level 2 satellite data
  • Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • EUMETSAT > European Meteorological Satellite Organisation
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • OSTM/JASON-2
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ALTIMETERS
  • POSEIDON-3 > JASON-2 RADAR ALTIMETER
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). OSTM/Jason-2 Auxiliary Data Files, 2008 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0044983). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0044983. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-03-02T18:17:34Z - NCEI Accession 0044983 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-02T18:17:34Z - NCEI Accession 0044983 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2012-08-21T20:52:18Z - NCEI Accession 0044983 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Poseidon-3 altimeter
  • satellite sensor - altimeter
Platform
  • Jason-2
Last Modified: 2019-11-29T20:19:10Z
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