Surface CUrrents from a Diagnostic model (SCUD): Pacific


The SCUD data product is an estimate of upper-ocean velocities computed from a diagnostic model (Surface CUrrents from a Diagnostic model). This model makes daily estimates of ocean currents by combining geostrophic and Ekman currents. The estimate is computed through derived coefficients such that the results best match ocean drifting buoys. The currents therefore are a best-estimate of currents at 15 meters (drifting buoys are drogued at 15 meters). The dataset is intended to diagnose trajectories of a tracer floating near the surface such as marine debris, oil spills, etc. The data are provided on a 1/4-degree grid for the Pacific.

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Distribution Formats
  • OPeNDAP
Point of Contact Nikolai Maximenko
University of Hawaii
maximenk@hawaii.edu
Online Resource
Originator Nikolai Maximenko
University of Hawaii
maximenk@hawaii.edu
Online Resource
Distributor Jim Potemra
Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
General Documentation
Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2012-03-11
issued: 2012-03-11
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2012-03-11
issued: 2012-03-11
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2012-03-11
issued: 2012-03-11
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2012-03-11
issued: 2012-03-11
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2012-03-11
issued: 2012-03-11
revision: 2014-06-23
Purpose PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
Use Limitations
Time Period 2012-03-17T00:00:00Z to 2019-04-16T00:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 61.875° S: -70.125° E: 291.875° W: 119.875°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents

GCMD Platform Keywords
  • Models/Analyses > > Operational Models

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • Not Applicable > Not Applicable

CF Standard Name Table v39
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • time

Data Center keywords GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Place keywords GCMD Location Keywords
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean

Project keywords GCMD Project Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Lineage Statement UH/SOEST (N. Maximenko), PacIOOS distribution (03/2012)