SSM/I Ocean Products


IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Name SSM/I Ocean Products
Edition Version-6
Abbreviation SSM/I
Metadata Identifier SSM_I20181218142956-en

CONTACT

CONTACT on DATASET

Name Hiromichi Igarashi
Organization DrC/JAMSTEC
Address 3173-25,Showa-machi,Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 236-0001, Japan
E-mail higarashi@jamstec.go.jp

DOCUMENT AUTHOR

Name Hiromichi Igarashi
Organization DrC/JAMSTEC
E-mail higarashi@jamstec.go.jp

DATASET CREATOR

Name Remote Sensing Systems

DATE OF THIS DOCUMENT

2018-12-18

DATE OF DATASET

  • revision : 2006-09-13

DATASET OVERVIEW

Abstract

These Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) data products are produced as part of NASA's Pathfinder Program. Remote Sensing Systems generates SSM/I data products using a unified, physically based algorithm to simultaneously retrieve ocean wind speed (at 10 meters), water vapor, cloud water, and rain rate. This algorithm is a product of 15 years of refinements, improvements, and verifications.

Topic Category(ISO19139)

  • oceans

Temporal Extent

Begin Date 1987-07-09
End Date 2009-07-22
Temporal Characteristics daily,3-day,weekly,monthly

Geographic Bounding Box

North bound latitude 90
West bound longitude -180
Eastbound longitude 180
South bound latitude -90

Grid

Dimension Name Dimension Size (slice number of the dimension) Resolution Unit
row 1440 0.25 (deg)
column 720 0.25 (deg)

Geographic Description

global

Keywords

Keywords on Dataset

Keyword Type Keyword Keyword thesaurus Name
theme ocean, satellite

Online Resource

DATA PROCESSING

Data Processing (1)

General Explanation of the data producer's knowledge about the lineage of a dataset

http://www.ssmi.com/papers/ssmi.pdf

http://www.ssmi.com/papers/rain.pdf

USE CONSTRAINTS

Data Policy by Data Provider

Permission is granted to use these data and images in research and publications when accompanied by the appropriate instrument or product specific statement.

SSM/I data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by the NASA Earth Science MEaSUREs DISCOVER Project. Data are available at www.remss.com.

REFERENCES

Wentz F. J. 1997, "A well-calibrated ocean algorithm for SSM/I", J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 102, No. C4, pg. 8703-8718.

Wentz, Frank J. and Roy W. Spencer, May 1, 1998, "SSM/I Rain Retrievals within a Unified All-Weather Ocean Algorithm", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 55, pg. 1613-1627.


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