Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: OW AVISO Sea-Surface Height & Niiler Climatology, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/3719.

Item Identification

Title: OW AVISO Sea-Surface Height & Niiler Climatology
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The dataset contains satellite-derived sea-surface height measurements collected by means of the TOPEX/Poseidon/ERS, JASON-1/Envisat, and Jason-2/Envisat satellite sensors. Reprocessed science quality monthly and weekly delayed data is collected when available from AVISO, Near-real time data is collected daily is available as weekly 7-day composites. All data is at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.25 degrees. The geographic coverage is global, and the temporal coverage ranges from 1993-present. The data is combined with a Niiler Climatology (Niiler et al., 1994) to obtain absolute sea surface heights.

Geostrophic currents (u and v components) are mathematically derived, and available at a spatial resolution of 0.5º.

Purpose:

To provide users with near real-time and historical sea-surface height and geostrophic current data.

Supplemental Information:

Spatial Resolution: 0.25 degree

Spatial Keywords: Degrees

Temporal Resolution: Weekly, monthly

Frequency of Collection: Bi-weekly

Types of Data Collected: Satellite-based ocean sea_surface height

Collection Method: Satellite remote sensing

Recording Media: Digital

Collection Standards of the Data or Creation Standards of the Data Product: Available

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

Automated QC Procedures: Available

Storage Location: NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific

Storage Media: Server

Storage Format: NetCDF

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Data Update Schedule: Bi-weekly

Privileges: Restricted

Restrictions: Access to this dataset by PIFSC staff through the OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Request Protocol: Contact the OceanWatch Coordinator

Contact: OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Data Distribution Methods: Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Format of Data/Product on Web Server: NetCDF

Metadata Depository Location: NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific

Metadata Deposition Frequency - Bi-weekly

Metadata Description Standard: FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee)

Metadata Description Format: NetCDF

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None geostrophic currents
None global
None JASON
None Niiler
None ow
None pifsc
None Poseidon
None remote sensing
None satellite
None sea surface height
None SSH
None TOPEX

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None monthly
None Weekly

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Global

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Satellite-derived sea-surface height measurements

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 372882
Date Effective From: 2017-01-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Howell, Evan A
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: evan.howell@noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 372883
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Data Steward

CC ID: 372884
Date Effective From: 2012-08-13
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Distributor

CC ID: 372885
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 372886
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 372887
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 372888
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Point of Contact

CC ID: 372889
Date Effective From: 2012-08-13
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 7449
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 70
S° Bound: -70
Description

Global

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 7451
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1992-10-08

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Contact the OceanWatch Coordinator

(http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Data Access Constraints:

Access to this dataset by PIFSC staff through the OceanWatch Coordinator

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268393
Download URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_ssh_monthly.html
Distributor:
File Name: Monthly SSH data

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 7450
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_ssh_monthly.html
Description:

Delayed-time monthly sea surface height (SSH)

URL 2

CC ID: 381071
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_ssh_weekly.html
Description:

Delayed-time weekly sea surface height (SSH)

URL 3

CC ID: 381072
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_ssh_nrt.html
Description:

Near-real-time weekly sea surface height (SSH)

URL 4

CC ID: 381074
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_uv_monthly.html
Description:

Delayed-time monthly geostrophic currents (U and V)

URL 5

CC ID: 381075
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_uv_weekly.html
Description:

Delayed-time weekly geostrophic currents (U and V)

URL 6

CC ID: 381076
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_aviso_uv_NRT.html
Description:

Near-real-time weekly geostrophic currents (U and V)

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control is done by the source of the data (AVISO).

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Unable to Archive
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Data volume is too large to archive externally.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS conducts regularly scheduled backups and security checks

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data is received from AVISO and processed to make it into a format compatible with the Live Access Server and the THREDDS server.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 3719
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2007-03-19 10:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-13
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-14