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SEASAT-A Satellite Scatterometer Derived Surface Wind Stress for the Global Ocean

| DOI: 10.5065/84BM-4F06

Scatterometer data from Seasat, until the mission abruptly ended in October 1978, was used to derive 10-meter wind speed components over the global ocean at 2.5-degree resolution. These winds were then used to compute surface stress using the Large and Pond formulation for the drag coefficient, assuming neutral stability.

Temporal Range:
1978-07 to 1978-10
Wind Stress
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Data Contributors:
Program Office, Earth Observing System, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Chelton, D. B., A. M. Mestas-Nunez, and M. H. Freilich, 1990: Global Wind Stress and Sverdrup Circulation from the Seasat Scatterometer J. Phys. Oceanogr., 20(8), 1175-1205 (DOI: 10.1175/1520-0485(1990)020<1175:GWSASC>2.0.CO;2).

Total Volume:
1.07 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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