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Winds

NSCAT

Main Parameter General Region Additional Information Specific Region Time Period Coverage Product and/or Background Non-NSCAT Input
NSCAT Sampling General Observation Pattern Various Satellites General General Background None
Sampling Interval Various Satellites General General Background None
Pacific Ocean Observation Pattern Equatorial Pacific Not Specified 12, 24, 48 hours Background None
Indian Ocean Observation Pattern Indian Ocean October 26, 1996 1 Day Bin Average None
Wind Patterns Antarctic (Southern) Ocean Ice Sheet Wind Speed Vorticity (Background) Divergence (Sign) Southern Ocean January 21, 1997 1 day COAPS/NSCAT Level IV Winds Orographic Contours
Atlantic Ocean Wind Speed Vorticity (Background) Divergence (Sign) North Sea September 27, 1996 1 day COAPS/NSCAT Level IV Winds Orograpnic Contours
Indian Ocean Wind Speed Vorticity (Background) Divergence (Sign) Northern Indian Ocean November 3-5, 1997 1 day COAPS/NSCAT Level IV Winds Orographic Contours
Pacific Ocean Wind Speed Vorticity (Background) Divergence (Sign) North Eastern Pacific September 29, 1996 1 day COAPS/NSCAT Level IV Winds Orographic Contours
Wind Speed Central American Jets December 17-24, 1996, November 9-17, 1996, March 4-13, 1997 1 day Background None
Wind Speed, Divervence, Vorticity Central American Jets Not Specified Tehuantepec, Panama, Papagayo Background None
Wind Speed Vorticity (Background) Divergence (Sign) South Pacific May 28, 1997 1 day COAPS/NSCAT Level IV Winds Orographic Contours
Wind Speed South Georgia Island May 28, 1997 1 day Background None
Wind Speeds Global Wind Component Variance Global Unknown Unknown Background None

QSCAT

Main Parameter General Region Additional Information Specific Region Time Period Coverage Product and/or Background Non-NSCAT Input
SeaWinds Sampling General Observation Pattern Various Satellites General General Background None
Sampling Interval Various Satellites General General Background None
Wind Patterns Global Near Real-Time Wind Barbs MUDH rainflag Zoom to Any 22 hours From Last Update 1 day NOAA NESDIS Near Real-Time Winds None
Near Real-Time Wind Barbs MUDH Rainflag Zoom to Any Previous Day and Archive 1 day NOAA NESDIS Near Real-Time Winds None
Wind Speeds Global Wind Speed Vector Wind Components Global Contours Entire QuikSCAT period 12 hours COAPS/Seaflux ECMWF?