ERS L2 25 km winds data record

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionReprocessed ERS-1 and ERS-2 L2 25 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been created covering the period from March 1992 until January 2001, using the latest state-of-the-art wind retrieval algorithms. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA-Interim winds and scatterometer level 2 wind products have been created at 25 km swath grid. The reprocessed data are in BUFR and NetCDF format.
Product typeData recordThumbnail
StatusReleased
IdentifierOSI-152
AcronymREPERS
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1ERW025
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:ERS:OSI-152
DOI10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0009
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputERS-1/SCAT and ERS-2/SCAT
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, landsea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
TimelinessNA
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling25 km
ProjectionSwath
Characteristics & methodswind vectors and ice probabilities, gridded 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
OSI SAF ProducerRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Diffusion mean(s) and format(s)KNMI FTP Server (BUFR)
KNMI FTP Server (NetCDF3)
Other mean(s) to access main server
Applications and users* Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
VIEW MORE DOCUMENTATION
Product web pageDescriptionProduct User ManualPUM
Algorithm Theoretical Baseline DocumentATBD
Scientific Validation ReportSVR
HISTORY, COMMENTS
Authorised to be operational/released27/02/2017
Declared operational/released01/06/2017