Metop-C ASCAT winds available for evaluation


We are happy to announce that as of today the near-real time Metop-C ASCAT 25 km and 12.5 km coastal winds are available for evaluation. The winds appear to have similar quality as those from Metop-A and Metop-B, but please note that the ASCAT-C commissioning is ongoing and that the final calibration is not yet established. The final wind quality review will happen only after all calibration settings are verified. Please note as well that the data flows may be interrupted without prior notice.

The BUFR products are available on the KNMI FTP server in directory /scat/ascat_c_osi and the NetCDF products are available in directory /scat/netcdf/ascat_c. If you don't have access (yet) to the FTP server then please contact for credentials. The products are visualised on (25 km) and on (12.5 km coastal).

Your feedback is most welcome!