Binned level-3 Sea Surface Salinity from Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission in support of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) data quality monitoring system (DQMS) from 2011-08-28 to 2015-06-10 (NCEI Accession 0151631)

The data quality monitoring system (DQMS) for the Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D satellites level-2 sea-surface salinity (SSS) swath data was developed by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) satellite oceanography team. As an important component of DQMS, NCEI also generates 1.0 degree longitude/latitude gridded level-3 SSS data using box averages over the global ocean. The datasets comprise monthly and 7-day means including both the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Aquarius Data Processing System (ADPS) and Combined Active-Passive (CAP) algorithm fields produced at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
NCEI-binned quick-look level-3 SSS datasets are generated directly from Aquarius Level-2 products (currently V4.0). They improve the application of satellite SSS products in NOAA by minimizing the data latency to within 24 hours of Level-2 data availability.
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2017). Binned level-3 Sea Surface Salinity from Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission in support of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) data quality monitoring system (DQMS) from 2011-08-28 to 2015-06-10 (NCEI Accession 0151631). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2011-08-28 to 2015-06-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-02-02
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
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2017). Binned level-3 Sea Surface Salinity from Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission in support of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) data quality monitoring system (DQMS) from 2011-08-28 to 2015-06-10 (NCEI Accession 0151631). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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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 > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • Sea_Surface_Salinity
  • Sea_Surface_Salinity_number_of_observations
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • time
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/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NASA/JPL/PODAAC > Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Aquarius_SAC-D > Aquarius SAC-D
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AQUARIUS_RADIOMETER > Aquarius Radiometer
  • AQUARIUS_SCATTEROMETER > Aquarius Scatterometer
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, Yongsheng; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2017). Binned level-3 Sea Surface Salinity from Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission in support of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) data quality monitoring system (DQMS) from 2011-08-28 to 2015-06-10 (NCEI Accession 0151631). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AQUARIUS
Platform
  • SAC-D
Last Modified: 2017-10-06T14:34:16
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