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Scatterometer Data Sets

The Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder currently archives selected image and data products from these scatterometer missions. First select a sensor below, then the study region. Alternately, you can first select the study region then the sensor.

Seasat Scatterometer (SASS)

SeaWinds* on QuikSCAT

NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT)


SeaWinds* on ADEOS-II (Midori-2)

Tandem (combined) QuikSCAT*/SeaWinds*

Enhanced Resolution

Enhanced Resolution
SSM/I F13**

Enhanced Resolution


OceanSat-2 Scatterometer

Scatterometer Instrument Comparison

*Note: By JPL convention the SeaWinds instrument flown on the QuikSCAT satellite is termed "QuikSCAT", while the SeaWinds instrument flown on ADEOS2/Midori2 is termed "SeaWinds".

**Note: Newly created from the recalibrated version 7 of the F13 SSM/I data record produced by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) www.remss.com and replaces the previous SSM/I data set. The previous SSM/I data set has been phased out and deleted.

While not required, we ask you to please send us your email addresss (via email to long@ee.byu.edu) when using data from the Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder (SCP). Your email address enables us to (1) keep you informed of any updates to SCP data and/or software and (2) justify continued funding to support product generation and distribution. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose.

We would also appreciate a notice of the publication where the image or data is used or appears. Send to long@ee.byu.edu.

Permission is granted to use and publish scatterometer-derived data from this website when accompanied by the following acknowledgment and one or more of the following references.

"Data is obtained from the NASA sponsored Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder at Brigham Young University courtesy of David G. Long."

D.G. Long, M.R. Drinkwater, B. Holt, S. Saatchi, and C. Bertoia, "Global Ice and Land Climate Studies Using Scatterometer Image Data," EOS, Transaction of the American Geophysical Union, Vol. 82, No. 43, pg. 503, 23 Oct. 2001.

D.S. Early and D.G. Long, "Image Reconstruction and Enhanced Resolution Imaging from Irregular Samples," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 291-302, 2001.

D.G. Long and D.L. Daum, "Spatial Resolution Enhancement of SSM/I Data," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 407-417, Mar. 1998.