ASCAT Winds Data Records available in PO.DAAC


The OSI SAF Metop-A ASCAT Level 2 winds Climate Data Records are now available from NASA's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC). Both the 25 km (OSI-150-a, 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0006) and 12.5 km coastal (OSI-150-b, 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0007) products are available in NetCDF format.

These datasets represent the first historically reprocessed Level 2 ocean surface wind vector climate data record from ASCAT. The wind vector retrievals were processed using the CMOD7 geophysical model function. The data time series for both CDR datasets begins on 1 January 2007 and concludes on 31 March 2014. Each file corresponds to one complete orbit and is provided in NetCDF version 3 format. The data were already available from the EUMETSAT Data Centre.

More details and access to the 25-km data records can be found here:

More details and access to the 12.5-km data records can be found here: