A global sea state dataset from spaceborne synthetic aperture radar wave mode data

Date 2020-01-15
Temporal extent 2002-12 -2012-04
Author(s) Li Xiao-MingORCID1, Huang BingqingORCID1
Author(s) AIR, CAS
Affiliation(s) 1 : Aerospace Information Research Institution, Chinese Academy of Sciences
DOI 10.17882/71337
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) Synthetic Aperture Radar, ocean wave, integral wave parameters, significant wave height, mean wave period
Abstract

This dataset consists of ocean wave integral parameters of significant wave height (SWH) and mean wave period (MWP) data derived from the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) onboard the ENVISAT satellite over its full life cycle (2002-2012) covering the global ocean. Both parameters are calibrated and validated against buoy data. Cross-validation between the ASAR SWH and radar altimeter (RA) data is also performed to ensure that the SAR-derived wave height data are of the same quality as the RA data. These data are stored in the standard NetCDF format, which are produced for each ASAR wave mode Level1B data delivered by the European Space Agency. This is for the first time that a full sea state product is derived from spaceborne SAR data over the global ocean for a decadal temporal scale.

Licence CC-BY
Acknowledgments It is acknowledged that the used ASAR wave mode Level 1B data to produce this dataset are kindly provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the framework of Dragon 4 Program. We specially thank Mr. Jean-Francois Piolle from the Ifremer/Cersat for sending us these data. The research and development of this dataset is partially supported by the National Key Research and Development Project (2018YFC1407100) of China. One can download the "Data Descriptor" (link: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202001.0200/v1) which detailed describing the processing method, quality control and formats of the products.
Sensor metadata

Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar onboard the ENVISAST satellite. 

Data
File Size Format Processing Access
Data in the Year 2003 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 1 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2003 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 38 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2004 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 35 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2005 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 29 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2006 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 31 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2007 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 33 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2008 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 35 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2009 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 34 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2010 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 33 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2011 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 15 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Data in the Year 2012 (compressed in the format of tar.gz) 9 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
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How to cite 

Li Xiao-Ming, Huang Bingqing (2020). A global sea state dataset from spaceborne synthetic aperture radar wave mode data. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/71337