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OSCAR third degree resolution ocean surface currents
Entry ID: PODAAC-OSCAR-03D01


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) http://www.esr.org/oscar_index.html
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 66.0   S: -66.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ESR
Dataset Title: OSCAR third deg
Dataset Series Name: OSCAR_L4_OC_third-deg
Dataset Release Date: 2009-05-01
Dataset Release Place: JPL
Dataset Publisher: Earth Space Research
Version: 1
Other Citation Details: OSCAR third degree resolution ocean surface currents
Online Resource: ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/oscar/preview/L4/oscar_third_...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-10-12
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.33
Longitude Resolution: 0.33
Temporal Resolution: 5 days
Platform
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Originating Center
Data Center
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PO.DAAC USER SERVICES
Phone: (818) 393-7165
Email: podaac at podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 300-320
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 818 354-4588
Fax: 818 393-2718
Email: Jessica.K.Hausman at jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA
Publications/References
Bonjean, F., and G. S. E. Lagerloef, 2002. Diagnostic model and analysis of the surface currents in the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., vol. 32, pg. 2938-2954.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-22




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