OSTM/Jason-2: Auxiliary Files
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.J2-AUX

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: This collection of data contains OSTM/Jason-2 Auxiliary data files. OSTM/JASON-2 is a follow-on mission continuing the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1, and is designed to ensure continuity of high quality measurements for ocean science and to provide operational products for assimilation and forecasting applications. The Jason-2 satellite was launched on 20 June 2008 and reached its nominal ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: Auxiliary data files used to generate Level-2 products. Includes both static tabular data files and dynamic files which change/grow over time. Auxiliary files are produced outside of the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) but are used in the production of Level-2 products.
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Description: The Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) is an electronic library of NOAA environmental data. The web site provides capabilities for finding and obtaining those data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 66.0   S: -66.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF)FR/CNES > Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, France
Dataset Title: OSTM/Jason-2: Auxiliary Files
Dataset Release Date: 2008-12-15
Dataset Release Place: World Wide Web
Dataset Publisher: CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales)
Data Presentation Form: data files
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-07-01
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Please see the Jason-2 User Handbook online at http://www.class.ncdc.noaa.gov/release/data_available/jason/userhan...

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: For each file sent, the Archive performs file validation of the following: file name, file size, and file checksum. CLASS currently performs file name validation. CLASS performs systematic checks and ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: File types in the Auxiliary data family which are produced by the European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) are restricted by ECMWF to the Jason-2 project team.

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: While NESDIS makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us immediately of any errors that you ... View entire text
Use Constraints For the restricted data families, users will only see listed those data types upon which they can search.
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: OSTM/Jason-2

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Size: 35539.56
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
Phone: 301-713-3272 x126
Fax: 301-713-3302
Email: yongsheng.zhang at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
E/OC1 SSMC3, 4th floor, Room 4701
1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-04
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