Oceansat-2 L2 50 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-b
AcronymOSCAT DR 1
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1OSW050
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:OCEANSAT:OSI-153-B
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputOceansat-2 scatterometer
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
TimelinessNA
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)
Applications and users* Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
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