Oceansat-2 50 km Winds

IDENTIFICATION
Product typeArchived NRT productOceansat-2 50 km Winds
StatusDiscontinued
IdentifierOSI-105
AcronymOSCAT50
Acronym for EDC (APNM)NA
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:OCEANSAT:OSCAT50
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputOceansat-2/OSCAT
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
Timeliness3 h
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling50 km
ProjectionSwath
Characteristics & methodsSwath sigma0’s and 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)
EDC (NetCDF3)
Link FTP serverKNMI FTP server (3 last days)
Applications and users* Operational Met Services
* Operational analyses and ocean models
* Research or Environmental monitoring
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HISTORY, COMMENTS

All OSCAT services are discontinued following an irrecoverable instrument failure on 20 February 2014. Oceansat-2 was launched in September 2009 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and failed shortly before the completion of the intended five year instrument lifespan. The OSCAT scatterometer on Oceansat-2 was ISRO's first active microwave payload.

Archived wind products from OSCAT are available at KNMI on request. Some wind data are also available online from the EUMETSAT Data Centre. OSI SAF OSCAT products are available in the EUMETSAT archive for the period September 2013 to February 2014.

Last product date20/02/2014