RSS SSM/I and SSMIS Ocean Product Grids netCDF Data Collection
        Version 7

The RSS SSM/I and SSMIS Ocean Product Grids netCDF Data Collection is comprised 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 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 inter-calibrated 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 is available for F8, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17 for each temporal aggregation: daily, 3-day, weekly and monthly. Information about each dataset in this collection including its citation is provided on the landing page at the appropriate DOI link below.
To cite the entire collection, please use the following:
Wentz,F.J., K. Hilburn and D.K. Smith. 2012. RSS SSM/I Ocean Product Grids netCDF Collection [indicate subset used]. Data set available online [http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/] from the NASA EOSDIS Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/SSMI-SSMIS/DATA301
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General Characteristics
Collections: DISCOVER MEaSUREs Products, Passive Microwave Products
Projects: NASA MEaSUREs/DISCOVER
Platforms: DMSP- F8, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17
Instruments: SSMI, SSMIS
Parameters: CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE, RAIN, SURFACE WINDS, WATER VAPOR
Processing level: 3
Format: netCDF-4
   
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, 3-Day, Weekly, Monthly
Start date: 1987-07-01
Stop date: present
 
Member Datasets and More Information
Daily

RSS SSM/I Ocean Product Grids Daily from DMSP F<#> netCDF:

  F8: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F8/SSMI/DATA301
  F10: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F10/SSMI/DATA301
  F11: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F11/SSMI/DATA301
  F13: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F13/SSMI/DATA301
  F14: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F14/SSMI/DATA301
  F15: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F15/SSMI/DATA301
  F16: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F16/SSMIS/DATA301
  F17: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F17/SSMIS/DATA301
     
3-Day RSS SSM/I Ocean Product Grids 3-Day Average from DMSP F<#> netCDF-F#:
  F8: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F8/SSMI/DATA302
  F10: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F10/SSMI/DATA302
  F11: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F11/SSMI/DATA302
  F13: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F13/SSMI/DATA302
  F14: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F14/SSMI/DATA302
  F15: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F15/SSMI/DATA302
  F16: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F16/SSMIS/DATA302
  F17: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F17/SSMIS/DATA302
     
Weekly

RSS SSM/I Ocean Product Grids Weekly Average from DMSP F<#> netCDF-F#:

  F8: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F8/SSMI/DATA303
  F10: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F10/SSMI/DATA303
  F11: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F11/SSMI/DATA303
  F13: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F13/SSMI/DATA303
  F14: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F14/SSMI/DATA303
  F15: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F15/SSMI/DATA303
  F16: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F16/SSMIS/DATA303
  F17: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F17/SSMIS/DATA303
     
Monthly

RSS SSM/I Ocean Product Grids Monthly Average from DMSP F<#> netCDF-F#:

  F8: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F8/SSMI/DATA304
  F10: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F10/SSMI/DATA304
  F11: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F11/SSMI/DATA304
  F13: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F13/SSMI/DATA304
  F14: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F14/SSMI/DATA304
  F15: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F15/SSMI/DATA304
  F16: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F16/SSMIS/DATA304
  F17: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/DMSP-F17/SSMIS/DATA304
     
Documentation
PI Documentation: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/2012_Wentz_011012_Version-7_SSMI_Calibration.pdf
This is the URL for Principal Investigator documentation that is currently online for download.
PI Documentation: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/rain.pdf
This is the URL for Principal Investigator documentation that is currently online for download.
PI Documentation: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/ssmi.pdf
This is the URL for Principal Investigator documentation that is currently online for download.
PI Documentation: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/Hilburn_V7_Poster_AMS_SatMet_2010_Annapolis.pdf
This is the URL for Principal Investigator documentation that is currently online for download.
Algorithm Information: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/AMSR_Ocean_Algorithm_Version_2_Supplement_1.pdf
Information about the algorithm used to produce this dataset
Algorithm Information: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/AMSR_Ocean_Algorithm_Version_2.pdf
Information about the algorithm used to produce this dataset
Software: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/ssmi_netcdf/ReadNetCDF.c
Software, such as a sample reader, is available for this dataset