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
DOIdoi:10.15770/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
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
Expected date for operational/released15/04/2016
First product date01/01/2007
Last product date31/12/2014