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Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform Ocean Surface Wind Velocity, 1987 - ongoing

| DOI: 10.5065/KD3X-GY24

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


The Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform (CCMP) data product is derived through cross-calibration and assimilation of ocean surface wind data from SSM/I, TMI, AMSR-E, SeaWinds on QuikSCAT, and SeaWinds on ADEOS-II. Cross calibration is performed by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) under the DISCOVER project. These data sets are combined with conventional observations and a starting estimate of the wind field using a variational analysis method (VAM). The ECMWF Reanalysis (ERA-40) is used as the starting estimate (or background) for July 1987 until December 1998 and the ECMWF Operational Analysis is used from January 1999 onward.

CCMP is provided by the NASA PO.DAAC and has been evaluated and utilized extensively by the science community, including some members of NASA's Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (OVWST).

Temporal Range:
1987-07-01 00:00 +0000 to 2011-12-27 00:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Surface Winds
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=78.375S Northernmost=78.375N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Atlas, R., R.N. Hoffman, S.C. Bloom, J.C. Jusem, and J. Ardizzone, 1996: A multiyear global surface wind velocity data set using SSM/I wind observations Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 869-882.

Total Volume:
137.19 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
QSCAT/NCEP Blended Ocean Winds from Colorado Research Associates (version 5.0)
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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