Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276)

OSTM/JASON-2 and Jason-3 (scheduled for launch in 2015) are follow-on missions continuing the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 missions, and are designed to ensure continuity of high quality measurements for ocean science and to provide operational products for assimilation and forecasting applications. The Jason-2 satellite was launched on 20 June 2008 and reached its nominal repetitive orbit on 4 July 2008.

These files are data documentation (metadata) files for geophysical data records (GDR) and associated ancillary and auxiliary data for the OSTM/Jason missions archived at the NODC. The metadata were most recently produced according to the International Standards Organization 19115-2 (ISO 19115-2, v. 05/2014) standard and are in .xml format. Older versions of metadata in Federal Geographic Data Committee format as well as the most current versions are included in this metadata collection, along with .pdf copies of related handbooks. Data files are available at the NODC under separate accession numbers.
  • Cite as: Zhang, Y.; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2017). Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2008-06-20 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66
S: -66
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
  • Dataset Description
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-08
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Jason-2 metadata were originally produced in Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard format.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • Data in this archival information package are not currently available for public download from NCEI. Please contact NCEI Information Services directly for access to these data.
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Zhang, Y.; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2017). Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
  • 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/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, 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
  • Earth Observation Satellites > OSTM/JASON-2
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Altimeters > Radar Altimeters > POSEIDON-3 > JASON-2 RADAR ALTIMETER
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPSP > Global Positioning System Payload
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > Laser Ranging > LRA > Laser Retroreflector Array
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > Radio > DORIS > Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Spectrometers/Radiometers > Radiometers > AMR > Advanced Microwave Radiometer
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: Zhang, Y.; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2017). Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AMR
  • DORIS
  • GPSP
  • LRA
  • Poseidon-3 altimeter
  • satellite sensor - altimeter
Platform
  • JASON-2
Last Modified: 2017-12-08T19:29:49
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