Gridded 5-day mean sea surface height anomaly and significant wave height from Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 satellites (NODC Accession 0065055)

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This accession contains the gridded 5-day mean sea surface height anomaly (SSHA) and Ku Band significant wave height (SWH-KU) observed from Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 satellites. This dataset has been generated in near-real time during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event in order to provide users a quick view on the sea level change and wave activity in the the Gulf of Mexico though it is under a global coverage. All of the observations within 5 days are interpolated into 0.25 longitude degree and 0.25 latitude degree uniform grid.

The OSTM/Jason-2 observations are select Interim Geophysical Data Records (IGDR) which are archived under NODC Accession 0043269 at https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/43269. The Jason-1 satellite IGDR data are from the JPL/NASA PO.DAAC, from ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/sea_surface_height/jason/igdr_ssha_netcdf/data/.

Above original data have been processed, gridded, visualized and finally converted into NetCDF format by scientists in NODC's satellite oceanography group. The data time period in this accession has been updated to August 8, 2010 in the latest version.
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). Gridded 5-day mean sea surface height anomaly and significant wave height from Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 satellites (NODC Accession 0065055). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-3)
    • File Specification: CF (Climate and Forecast) Metadata Conventions, Version 1.4, 2009-02-27
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Information Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period 2010-04-11 to 2010-08-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66
S: -66
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-03-07
Edition 2.2
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
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
For more information and documentation related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill event, see NODC Accession 0065140 or go to NODC's Gulf of Mexico web page: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/gulfmex.html

The data time period in this accession has been updated to August 8, 2010 in the latest version.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
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 > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AMR > Advanced Microwave Radiometer
  • DORIS > Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
  • GPSP > Global Positioning System Payload
  • LRA > Laser Retroreflector Array
  • POSEIDON-3 > JASON-2 RADAR ALTIMETER
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). Gridded 5-day mean sea surface height anomaly and significant wave height from Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 satellites (NODC Accession 0065055). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-03-07T20:15:38 - NCEI Accession 0065055 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-07T20:15:38 - NCEI Accession 0065055 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.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: repository
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
  • AMR
  • DORIS
  • GPSP
  • LRA
  • Poseidon-3 altimeter
  • satellite sensor - altimeter
Platform
  • JASON-2
Last Modified: 2018-08-08T21:16:34
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