Climate Data

SSMI Version 7: Ocean Product Suite

The Ocean Product Suite (v7) from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) is available in netCDF (v4) format. The RSS Ocean Product Suite includes numerous data products for the SSMI/SSMIS instruments on the DMSP F08, F10, F11, F13, F14, F15, F17 polar orbiting satellites. These are part of the NASA Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program. Gridded data are available at the following temporal resolutions: daily, 3-day average, weekly average and monthly average.

temporal metadataID:

Formats

Timestep

Sub-daily | Daily | Monthly

Data Time Period Extended?

yes, data set is extended

Domain

Ocean or Land

Ocean Only

Missing Data Flag

missing data present

Input Data

satellite microwave

Earth system components and main variables

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Key Figures

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Captions

SSMI (v7) *monthly* means of 10 wind speed, columnar cloud liquid water, columnar water vapor and rain rate for July 2012. (Figure created by D. Shea, NCAR)
SSMI (v7) *daily* means from ascending orbits of 10 wind speed, columnar cloud liquid water, columnar water vapor and rain rate for July 2012. (Figure created by D. Shea, NCAR)
SSMI (v7) *daily* means from descending orbits of 10 wind speed, columnar cloud liquid water, columnar water vapor and rain rate for July 2012. (Figure created by D. Shea, NCAR)

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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 20 Aug 2013. "The Climate Data Guide: SSMI Version 7: Ocean Product Suite." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/ssmi-version-7-ocean-product-suite.

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