Oceansat-2 L2 25 km winds data record

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionThe OSCAT scatterometer onboard the Oceansat-2 satellite, launched in September 2009 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), provided observations until February 2014. Reprocessed Oceansat-2 L2 25 km and 50 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been created covering the period from December 2009 until February 2014, using the latest state-of-the-art wind retrieval algorithms. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA-Interim winds and scatterometer level 2 wind products have been created at 25 km and 50 km swath grids.
Product typeData recordThumbnail
StatusReleased
IdentifierOSI-153-a
AcronymOSCAT DR 1
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1OSW025
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:OCEANSAT:OSI-153-A
DOI10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0010
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputOceansat-2 scatterometer
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
TimelinessNA
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling25 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
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
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
Declared operational/released07/09/2017
First product date01/12/2009
Last product date19/02/2014