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OSCAR Ocean currents

OSCAR marine currents

[Descripción] OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) contains near-surface ocean current estimates, derived using quasi-linear and steady flow momentum equations. The horizontal velocity is directly estimated from sea surface height, surface vector wind and sea surface temperature. These data were collected from the various satellites and in situ instruments. The model formulation combines geostrophic, Ekman and Stommel shear dynamics, and a complementary term from the surface buoyancy gradient. Data are on a 1/3 degree grid with a 5 day resolution.
[Autoría] PO.DAAC, CA, USA.
[Web original] OSCAR | PO.DAAC / JPL / NASA 
[Formato] Ráster: netcdf.
[Resolución espacial / Escala] 1/3º (aproximadamente 37 km en el Ecuador).
[SRS] EPSG:4326
[Licencia] Libre aunque citando: ESR. 2009. OSCAR third deg. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at 
[Descarga en origen] PODAAC Drive ( (previo login en Earthdata)
[Descarga en local]  N/A
[Observaciones] Bonjean, F., and G. S. E. Lagerloef, 2002. Diagnostic model and analysis of the surface currents in the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., vol. 32, pg. 2938-2954. 
[Extensión geográfica] Global (oceánicos).