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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276)

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This collection contains documentation, including data documentation (metadata), for Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 and Jason-3 geophysical data records (GDR) and associated ancillary and auxiliary data for the missions.

Documentation include user guides and handbooks for the mission data files. The metadata were most recently produced following the International Standards Organization 19115-2 (ISO 19115-2, v. 05/2014) standard and are in .xml format. Older versions of metadata are in Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM), Vers. 2 (FGDC-STD-001-1998), format.
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2020). OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0118276. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2008-06-20 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66
S: -66
E: 180
W: -180
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 Documentation and Data Documentation Records, 2008 to present
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:OSTM-Jason2-3-Docs
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-04-28
Data Presentation Form Digital document - digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 are follow-on missions continuing the TOPEX/Poseidon and JASON-1 missions, and are designed to ensure continuity of high quality measurements for ocean science and to provide operational products for assimilation and forecasting applications.

The Jason-2 satellite was launched on 20 June 2008, reached its nominal repetitive orbit on 4 July 2008, and ceased acquisition of scientific data on 1 October 2019. After more than 11 years in orbit and well beyond its three- to five-year mission baseline, the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) on Jason-2 permanently ceased acquisition of scientific data at 06:48 UTC on 1 October 2019 due to aging-related issues onboard the spacecraft.

The Jason-3 satellite was launched on 17 January 2016 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher, and was placed in the same orbit as OSTM/Jason-2. The satellite went operational on 14 October 2016.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2020). OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0118276. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Zhang, Yongsheng; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2020). OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0118276. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2020-04-28T00:04:38Z - NCEI Accession 0118276 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Platform
  • Jason-2
  • Jason-3
Last Modified: 2020-06-15T05:21:04Z
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