CFOSAT 50 km wind vectors

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionNear-real time level 2 ocean wind vectors on a 50 km swath grid, based on the backscatter measurements of the Chinese/French CFOSAT/RFSCAT (Rotating Fanbeam Scatterometer).
Product typeNear real time productThumbnail
StatusDevelopment
IdentifierOSI-106-b
AcronymCFOSAT50
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputCFOSAT/ RFSCAT
Other inputNWP outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
Timeliness3 h
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling50 km
ProjectionSwath
Characteristics & methodsSwath sigma0’s and wind vectors
ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS
Thresold accuracyNA
Target accuracyBetter than 2 m/s in wind component Stdev with a bias of less than 0.5 m/s in wind speed on a monthly basis.
Optimal accuracyNA
Verification/validation methodTriple collocation with NWP and buoys
DATA ACCESS
Diffusion mean(s) and format(s)EUMETCast (BUFR)
WIND FTP Server (BUFR)
WIND FTP Server (NetCDF3)
EDC (NetCDF3)
EDC (BUFR)
Main FTP serverOther FTP server,
other mean(s) to access main server


EUMETCastEUMETCastDiscovery mean(s)
EUMETSAT Data CentreEDC
Applications and users* Operational Met Services * Operational analyses and ocean models * Research or Environmental monitoring.OSI SAF ProducerRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
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Algorithm Theoretical Baseline DocumentATBD
HISTORY, COMMENTS
  • See also OSI-106-a (CFOSAT 25 km wind vectors)