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
StatusDevelopment
Status commentReady to be released
IdentifierOSI-152
AcronymREPERS
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1ERW025
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
Discovery mean(s) and format(s)KNMI FTP Server (BUFR)
KNMI FTP Server (NetCDF3)
Applications and users* Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
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HISTORY, COMMENTS
Authorised to be operational/released27/02/2017