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PODAAC-OSCAR-03D01
Entry ID: OSCAR_L4_OC_third-deg_1


Summary
Abstract: OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) contains near-surface ocean current estimates, derived using quasi-linear and steady flow momentum equations. The horizontal velocity is directly estimated from sea surface height, surface vector wind and sea surface temperature. These data were collected from the various satellites and in situ instruments. The model formulation combines geostrophic, Ekman and Stommel shear dynamics, and a complementary term from the surface buoyancy gradient. Data are on a 1/3 degree grid with a 5 day resolution. OSCAR is generated by Earth Space Research (ESR) https://www.esr.org/research/oscar/
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 66.0   S: -66.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-10-21
ISO Topic Category
Data Center


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Distribution
Distribution Format: NETCDF
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-09


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