ScatSat-1 25 km wind vectors

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionNear-real time level 2 ocean wind vectors on a 25km/50km swath grid, based on the backscatter measurements of the Indian Space Research Organisation ScatSat-1/OSCAT scatterometer.
Product typeNear real time productThumbnail
StatusDevelopment
IdentifierOSI-112-a
AcronymSCATSAT25
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OSSW025
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputScatSat-1/OSCAT provided by ISRO
Other inputNWP outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Frequency29 half-orbits per day
Central timeNA
Timeliness3 h
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)WIND FTP Server (BUFR)
WIND FTP Server (NetCDF3)
Main FTP serverWIND FTP server, last 3 days (hosted by KNMI, for access contact scat@knmi.nl)Other FTP server,
other mean(s) to access main server


EUMETCastEUMETCastDiscovery mean(s)
EUMETSAT Data CentreEDC
Applications and users* Operational Met Services * Operational analyses and ocean models * Research or Environmental monitoring.OSI SAF ProducerRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
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Product web pageDescriptionProduct User ManualPUM
Live production statusProduction statusAlgorithm Theoretical Baseline DocumentATBD
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HISTORY, COMMENTS
  • See also OSI-112-b (ScatSat-1/OSCAT 50 km Winds)
Authorised to be operational/released26/07/2018
First product date09/09/2017