Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: OW QuikSCAT Wind Speed, Stress and Stress Curl, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5703.

Item Identification

Title: OW QuikSCAT Wind Speed, Stress and Stress Curl
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The dataset contains satellite-derived ocean wind speed, stress and stress curl measurements collected by means of the NASA/JPL SeaWinds Scatterometer sensor. The data is collected daily, and is available at 3-day, weekly and monthly intervals at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.5 degrees. The geographic coverage extends globally, and the temporal coverage ranges from 1999-2009.

Purpose:

To provide users with near real-time and historical ocean wind speed, stress and stress curl data.

Supplemental Information:

Ownership: PIFSC

Spatial Resolution: 0.5 degree

Spatial Keywords: Degrees

Temporal Resolution: Weekly, monthly, 3-day

Types of Data Collected: Satellite-based ocean wind speed, stress and stress curl

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

Privileges: Open

Restrictions: None

Request Protocol: Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Contact: OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceawatch.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: Weekly

Metadata Description Standard: FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee)

Metadata Description Format: NetCDF

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Curl
None Ocean Wind
None ow
None pifsc
None QuikSCAT
None remote sensing
None satellite
None SeaWinds
None Speed
None Stress

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
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Satellite-derived ocean wind speed, stress and stress curl measurements

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 373480
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: 373481
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: 373482
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: 373483
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: 373484
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: 373485
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: 373486
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: 373487
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: 19859
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 70
S° Bound: -70
Description

Global

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 19860
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999-07-27
End: 2009-11-23

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

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

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268317
Download URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWacth_qscat_wind_monthly.html
Distributor:
File Name: Monthly data

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 382167
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_qscat_wind_weekly.html
Description:

Weekly wind data

URL 3

CC ID: 382168
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_qscat_wind_3day.html
Description:

3-day wind data

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

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

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?: No
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 NASA and processed to make it into a format compatible with the Live Access Server and the THREDDS server.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5703
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 14:41+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-21
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-22