Metop-A ASCAT L2 25 km winds data record

IDENTIFICATION
Product typeData recordMetop-A ASCAT L2 25 km winds data record
StatusReleased
IdentifierOSI-150-a
AcronymREPASC25
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1ASW025
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OSI-150-A
DOI10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0006
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputEUMETSAT Secretariat reprocessed Metop-A ASCAT L1b
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
TimelinessNA
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling25 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
Diffusion mean(s) and format(s)EDC (NetCDF3)
EDC (BUFR)
Main FTP serverOther FTP server,
other mean(s) to access main server


EUMETCastEUMETCastDiscovery mean(s)
EUMETSAT Data CentreEDC
RedistributionPODAAC-ASCDR-25X01: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/ASCATA_L2_25KM_CDR
Applications and users* Reanalyses * Ocean models, air-sea interaction * Climate research, environmental monitoringOSI SAF ProducerRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
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