Sentinel 1A C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): Interferometric Wide (IW) mode Ocean (OCN) Level 2 data, Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) v2
This dataset contains level-2 Interferometric Wide swath (IW) Ocean (OCN) C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel 1A satellite. Level-2 data consists of geolocated geophysical products derived from Level-1. Sentinel 1A was launched on 3rd April 2014 and provides continuous all-weather, day and night imaging radar data. The IW mode is the main operational mode. These level 2 OCN products provide Ocean Wind field (OWI) and Surface Radial Velocity (RVL).
The OWI component is a ground range gridded estimate of the surface wind speed and direction at 10 m above the surface, derived from IW mode. The OWI component contains a set of wind vectors for each processed Level-1 input product. The norm is the wind speed in m/s and the argument is wind direction in degrees (meteorological convention = clockwise direction from where the wind blows with respect to the North). The spatial resolution of the SAR wind speed is 1 km for IW mode.
The RVL surface radial velocity component is a ground range gridded difference between the measured Level-2 Doppler grid and the Level-1 calculated geometrical Doppler. The RVL component provides continuity of the ASAR Doppler grid. The RVL estimates are produced on a ground-range grid.
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|Title||Level 2 processing algorithm applied to Sentinel 1 raw data, Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) version 2|
|Abstract||Level-2 consists of geo-located geophysical products derived from Level-1. Level-2 Ocean (OCN) products for wind, wave and currents applications may contain the following geophysical components derived from the SAR data: - Ocean Wind field (OWI) - Ocean Swell spectra (OSW) - Surface Radial Velocity (RVL) The availability of components depends on the acquisition mode. The OSW component cannot be generated from IW and EW mode, since individual looks with sufficient time separation are required. The obtained inter look time separation within one burst is too short due to the progressive scanning (i.e. short dwell time). The metadata referring to OWI are derived from an internally processed GRD product. The metadata referring to RVL (and OSW, for SM and WV mode) are derived from an internally processed SLC product. For more information on the changes for this processing version please see the Sentinel 1 document libary under the docs tab.|