Dataset: QuikSCAT Sigma-0 Gas Transfer Velocities
Deployment: RB-08-02

Gas transfer velocities (QuikSCAT normalized radar backscatter)
Principal Investigator: 
Dr David M. Glover (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Alisdair Tullo (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Stephen R. Gegg (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
5 December 2008
Deployment Synonyms:
 RB0802,  RHB_SO-GasEx
Version Date: 

SO-GasEx Gas transfer velocities (QuikSCAT normalized radar backscatter)

Gas transfer velocities (normalized to Sc=660) derived from QuikSCAT normalized radar backscatter (QSk1p4p1 data set)

Each day's worth of data has (as columns):
date, time, lon, lat, u, v, k, num_k, k46, num_k46, k54, num_k54, kLM, kW, kWM, kN

u and v are the east-west and north-south U10 wind velocities for that time and location.
k is the Glover radar-based estimate for transfer velocity.
num_* refers to the number of individual QuikSCAT radar returns used.
46 and 54 refer to the inner and outer dual, conically scanning radar pencil beams.

kLM, kW, kWM, and kN refer to transfer velocities derived from QuikSCAT wind speeds [sqrt(u2+v2)]
using Liss-Merlivat'86, Wanninkhof'92, Wanninkhof and McGillis'99, and Nightingale'00 respectively.

The data are spatially distributed in Wind Vector Cells (WVC) of roughly 25 km2.
There are 4 to 6 views of at least part of the SO GasEx area each day

For these data, the area is defined as 30-50° W, 40-60° S.
Potentially, there are 6400 data points per time/date data set.

The times are given in UTC.

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