Metop-A ASCAT L2 12.5 km winds data record

IDENTIFICATION
Product typeData recordMetop-A ASCAT L2 12.5 km winds data record
StatusReleased
IdentifierOSI-150-b
AcronymREPASC12+
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1ASWC12
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OSI-150-B
DOI10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0007
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputEUMETSAT Secretariat reprocessed Metop-A ASCAT L1b
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
TimelinessNA
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling12.5 km
ProjectionSwath
Characteristics & methodsSwath sigma0’s, wind 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
Expected date for operational/released15/04/2016
First product date01/01/2007
Last product date31/12/2014