GEOSAT Wind/Wave Data From the Geodetic MissionEntry ID: FW99992
Abstract: This CD-ROM holds global wind/wave data derived from altimeter data
collected during the Geodetic Mission of the U.S. Navy Geodetic
Satellite (Geosat). The data span the period from March 31, 1985 through
September 30, 1986. Although the complete data set from the Geosat
Geodetic Mission was classified, in 1988 the Navy released the radar
backscatter (from which wind speed is derived) and the ... significant wave
height data. This disc holds these data and includes two wind speed
fields that were computed using different algorithms. The README file on
this disc also provides three additional wind speed algorithms proposed
since 1988 and a bibliography that includes references to papers that
discuss the algorithm used to compute significant wave height.
NOTE: Advanced programming skills are strongly recommended for users of
this CD-ROM product.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
Dataset Title: GEOSAT Wind and Wave Data from the Geodetic Mission on CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: 1996/01
Version: 2Online Resource: www.nodc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1985-03-01Stop Date: 1986-09-30
Access Constraints Due to restrictions placed on the NODC by the US Navy, foreign requesters
must follow special procedures when ordering GEOSAT data. Please contact
NODC for further information.
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which
these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations
of these data.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2002-06-18