Product description

PRODUCT TYPE data INPUT DATA IGDR OUTPUT TYPE gridded
SATELLITE merged (all) AGENCIES CNES
ESA
NASA
NOAA
US NAVY
GRID TYPE
CONTENTS A viewer for Gulf of Mexico velocity vectors . The maps are produced from Jason, TOPEX/POSEIDON (T/P), Geosat Follow-On (GFO), ERS-2 and ENVISAT altimeter data processed in near real-time, usually within 12 to 36 hours of overflight. This quick-look processing is designed to retain the mesoscale sea surface height anomalies associated with fronts and eddies.
APPLICATIONS
  • operational oceanography
  • mesoscale oceanography
  • ocean circulation
  • ocean variability
  • climate
USER beginner
GEOGRAPHICAL SCALE regional GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE
31°
262° 3.1 280°
18°
SPATIAL RESOLUTION 1/4 degree REFERENCE SURFACE
TEMPORAL COVERAGE 1993-01-01 – onGoing QUALITY CONTROL
PARAMETERS
  • surface_eastward_geostrophic_sea_water_velocity, m s-1, CF
  • surface_northward_geostrophic_sea_water_velocity, m s-1, CF
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Last update: 2006-08-31