[Help for this page] RSS SSMIS Ocean Product Grids Daily from DMSP F17 netCDF

This dataset is part of the collection of Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMIS) data products produced as part of NASA's MEaSUREs Program. Remote Sensing Systems generates SSM/I and SSMIS binary data products using a unified, physically based algorithm to simultaneously retrieve ocean wind speed (at 10 meters), water vapor, cloud water, and rain rate. The SSMIS data have been carefully intercalibrated on the brightness temperature level with the previous SSM/I and therefore extend this important time series of ocean winds, vapor, cloud and rain values. This algorithm is a product of 20 years of refinements, improvements, and verifications. The Global Hydrology Resource Center has reformatted the binary data into a netCDF data product for each temporal group for each satellite. The netCDF SSMI/SSMIS collection will be available for F8, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17 for each temporal aggregation: daily, 3-day, weekly and monthly.
Please include the following citation in your publications:
Wentz, Frank J, Kyle Hilburn and Deborah K Smith. 2012. RSS SSMIS Ocean Product Grids Daily from DMSP F17 netCDF [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F17/SSMIS/DATA301
Click here for the citation in RIS format.

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General Characteristics
Publication date: 2012-07-02
Version: 7
Collections: DISCOVER MEaSUREs Products, Microwave Remote Sensing Products
Projects: DISCOVER
Platforms: DMSP-F17
Instruments: SSMIS
Terms: ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR, ATMOSPHERIC WINDS, CLOUDS, PRECIPITATION
Processing level: 3
Format: NETCDF
Coverage
Location: GLOBAL [coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.
Spatial resolution: .25x.25 degree grid
North boundary: 90°
West boundary: -180°
East boundary: 180°
South boundary: -90°
Temporal resolution: DAILY
Start date: 2006-12-14
Stop date: 2016-08-26
Links
Data Access: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/ssmis/f17/daily/data/
Files may be downloaded directly to your workstation from this link
Browse: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/ssmis/f17/daily/browse/
Browse images illustrate the nature and coverage of the data
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/ssmi_netcdf/ssmi_ssmis_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
Data Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/SSMI_Data_in_NetCDF.docx
GHRC at UAH - SSM/I and SSMIS Data in NetCDF User's Guide
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/ssmi.pdf
A Well Calibrated Ocean Algorithm for SSM/I
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/rain.pdf
SSM/I Rain Retrievals Within an Unified All-Weather Ocean Algorithm
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/Hilburn_V7_Poster_AMS_SatMet_2010_Annapolis.pdf
Description of Remote Sensing Systems Version-7 Geophysical Retrievals
Algorithm Information: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/AMSR_Ocean_Algorithm_Version_2_Supplement_1.pdf
AMSR Ocean Algorithm documentation supplement
Algorithm Information: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/AMSR_Ocean_Algorithm_Version_2.pdf
AMSR Ocean Algorithm documentation
Algorithm Information: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/2012_Wentz_011012_Version-7_SSMI_Calibration.pdf
SSM/I Version-7 Calibration Report
Software: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/ReadNetCDF.c
netCDF read software
OPeNDAP: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/opendap/ssmis/f17/daily/
OPeNDAP server dataset access
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F17/SSMIS/DATA301
Digital Object Identifier
Collection DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/SSMI-SSMIS/DATA301
Digital Object Identifier for a collection of related datasets
Citing data: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data
Instructions for citing GHRC data.

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