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Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder Products

The page lists all of the major Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder products currently being distributed. Custom products currently archived and distributed are not listed. Additional products are in development or available from other sites.

Primary Image Data Products

SASS Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution SeaSat Scatterometer (SASS) Ku-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (1978)

ERS Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution ERS-1/2 Scatterometer C-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (1991-2000)

NSCAT Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) Ku-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (1995-1996)

QuikSCAT Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution SeaWinds Scatterometer on QuikSCAT Ku-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (1999-current)

SeaWinds Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution SeaWinds Scatterometer on ADEOS-II Ku-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (2003)

QuikSCAT/SeaWinds Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution SeaWinds Tandem Mission Ku-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (2003)

QuikSCAT and SeaWinds Sigma-0 Browse Products - conveniently view the spatial and temporal Ku-band sigma-0 values. (1999-2009)

ASCAT Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution ESA Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) C-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (2008-current)

PR on TRMM Image Data Products - Gridded Precipitation Radar (PR) on TRMM Ku-band sigma-0 values for standard regions and projections. (1995-current)

SSM/I Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhanced Resolution SSM/I F13 Tb values for standard polar regions and projections. (1995-current)

AMSR-E Enhanced Resolution Image Data Products - Enhancd Resolution AMSR-E Tb values for standard polar regions and projections. (2002-current)

Derived Products

Current Antarctic Iceberg Locations - Most recent locations of Antarctic iceberg positions derived from real-time enhanced resolution QuikSCAT scatterometer images.

BYU Antarctic Iceberg Database (1978-2008) - Comprehensive database of Antarctic iceberg positions derived from enhanced resolution scatterometer image time series spanning from 1978 through the present.

Sea Ice Extent Products - Extent of Antarctic and Arctic ice sheets from QuikSCAT and NSCAT.

QuikSCAT Ice Motion Products - Observations and tracking of sea ice motion from QuikSCAT data.

Animated Visualizations (all instruments) - Animated movies and visualizations of scatterometer sigma-0 image products.

QuikSCAT Ambiguity Removal Quality Assurance - Ambiguity selection quality maps and information on the BYU QA Algorithm.

Ultra High Resolution Winds - Experimental QuikSCAT/SeaWinds and ASCAT ultra high resolution (2.5 km) ocean sigma-0 and ocean wind products.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Observation Database - Conventional resolution (25 km) and QuikSCAT/SeaWinds ultra high resolution (2.5 km) ocean sigma-0 and ocean winds for all Tropical Cyclones during the QuikSCAT and SeaWinds missions.

Software and Tools

BYU .SIR file format readers - Software for reading, writing, and displaying BYU .SIR file format files.

Spatial Response of SeaWinds Measurements - Documentation and software for describing the SeaWinds instrument spatial response function.

TOPICS: Tools for polar ice characteristics study - IDL software tools for analysis of ERS-1/2 scatterometer data.


The NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder solicts scatterometer-related data sets to include in the archive and distribute to other researchers. Please contact us for further information.