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Dataset

 

ESA Sea State Climate Change Initiative (Sea_State_cci): Global remote sensing multi-mission along-track Integrated Sea State Parameters (ISSP) from SAR Wave Mode onboard ENVISAT, L2P product, release version 3

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2022-10-07
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2022-10-10
DOI Publication Date: 2022-10-13
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 166.98K Files | 15GB

Abstract

The ESA Sea State Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project has produced global multi-sensor time-series of along-track satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) integrated sea state parameters (ISSP) data from ENVISAT (referred to as SAR Wave Mode onboard ENVISAT Level 2P (L2P) ISSP data) with a particular focus for use in climate studies.

This dataset contains the ENVISAT Remote Sensing Integrated Sea State Parameter product (version 1.1), which forms part of the ESA Sea State CCI version 3.0 release. This product provides along-track significant wave height (SWH) measurements at 5km resolution every 100km, processed using the Li et al., 2020 empirical model, separated per satellite and pass, including all measurements with flags and uncertainty estimates. These are expert products with rich content and no data loss. The SAR Wave Mode data used in the Sea State CCI SAR WV onboard ENVISAT Level 2P (L2P) ISSP v3 dataset come from the ENVISAT satellite mission spanning from 2002 to 2012.

Citable as:  Li, X.-M.; Huang, B. (2022): ESA Sea State Climate Change Initiative (Sea_State_cci): Global remote sensing multi-mission along-track Integrated Sea State Parameters (ISSP) from SAR Wave Mode onboard ENVISAT, L2P product, release version 3. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 13 October 2022. doi:10.5285/8cd1a9beabc648c8a2c91fa68791d9d7. https://dx.doi.org/10.5285/8cd1a9beabc648c8a2c91fa68791d9d7
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CCI, Sea State, Integrated Sea State Parameters, ISSP, SAR

Details

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: https://artefacts.ceda.ac.uk/licences/specific_licences/esacci_sea_state_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data was produced by the ESA Sea State CCI team and was transferred to CEDA as part of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal project.

Data Quality:
The data were quality checked and compared to in situ reference data. For more details on the validation process, refer to the product user guide.
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

ENVISAT ASAR Deployed on: Envisat

Computation Element: 1

Title Computation for the ESA Sea State Climate Change Initiative (Sea_State_cci) v3 products
Abstract For information on the derivation of the ESA Sea_State_cci v3 products please see the product user guide.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description

None

  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: 10 metre U wind component
  • var_id: wind_speed_model_u
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: 10 metre V wind component
  • var_id: wind_speed_model_v
  • units: K
  • long_name: 2 metre temperature
  • var_id: surface_air_temperature
  • units: sec
  • var_id: Tm2
  • standard_name: sea_surface_wave_mean_period_from_variance_spectral_density_second_frequency_moment
  • long_name: C band Second moment period
  • var_id: homogeneity
  • long_name: Homogeneity of SAR image
  • units: degree
  • var_id: angle_of_incidence
  • standard_name: angle_of_incidence
  • long_name: Local incidence angle
  • units: degree
  • var_id: heading
  • standard_name: heading
  • long_name: Local satellite heading
  • units: Pa
  • var_id: surface_air_pressure
  • long_name: Mean sea level pressure
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_mean_sea_level
  • var_id: normalized_variance
  • long_name: Nomarlized Variance
  • units: m
  • var_id: swh_model
  • long_name: Significant height of combined wind waves and swell
  • units: m
  • long_name: best estimate of significant wave height standard error
  • var_id: swh_uncertainty
  • var_id: swh_rejection_flags
  • long_name: consolidated Significant Wave height quality flags
  • units: m
  • long_name: distance to nearest coast
  • var_id: distance_to_coast
  • units: 1
  • var_id: sea_ice_fraction
  • standard_name: s
  • long_name: fraction of sea ice in water
  • units: m
  • var_id: bathymetry
  • long_name: ocean depth
  • standard_name: s
  • var_id: swh_quality
  • long_name: quality of C band SAR significant wave height measurement
  • units: m
  • var_id: swh
  • standard_name: sea_surface_wave_significant_height
  • long_name: total C band significant wave height

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • units: seconds
  • long_name: measurement time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2002-12-10T21:45:05
End time:
2012-04-08T10:41:15
Geographic Extent

 
80.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-80.0000°