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Mean Surface Wind Fields from the ERS-AMI and ADEOS-NSCAT Microwave Scatterometers, available on CD-ROM from IFREMER

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Abstract: This CD-ROM contains surface winds measured by three satellite
microwave scatterometers: ESA's Active Microwave Instrument onboard
ERS-1 and ERS-2, and NASA's NSCAT onboard ADEOS-1. Weekly and monthly
fields were objectively analyzed from the raw measurements. Seasonal
and annual averages were computed, including a monthly 6-year
climatological average. Parameters include wind speed and components,
wind stress and components, wind velocity divergence and wind stress
curl. The data are presented on global 1-degree grids for the time
period 5 August 1991 ot 1 March 1998.

The raw scatterometer data were provided by ESA and NASA/JPL. The
data were processed by the Department of Oceanography from Space at
IFREMER. The CD-ROM was published for the 1998 WOCE conference in
Halifax, Canada.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: IFREMER Departement d'Oceanographie Spatiale
Dataset Title: Mean Surface Wind Fields from the ERS-AMI and ADEOS-NSCAT Microwave Scatterometers
Dataset Release Date: April 1998
Dataset Publisher: IFREMER
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-08-05
Stop Date: 1998-03-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: weekly, monthly
Use Constraints Permission is granted to copy, process, modify or distribute the data
recorded on the CD-ROM, for any non-profit educational or scientific
purpose, provided that the source is acknowledged. The data, programs
and documentation are provided "as is" without any warranty.
Commercial use requires authorization.
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +33 2 98 22 44 92
Fax: +33 2 98 22 45 33
Email: sylvie.pouliquen at
Contact Address:
Departement d'Oceanographie Spatiale
City: Plouzane
Postal Code: 29280
Country: FRANCE
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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