ScatSat-1 OSCAT 50 km Winds

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionThe Product contains measurements of the wind direction and wind speed above the sea surface. The measurements are obtained through the processing of level 1b backscatter data which are kindly provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Product typeNear real time productThumbnail
StatusDevelopment
IdentifierOSI-112-b
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputScatSat-1/OSCAT
Other inputNWP outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
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)
Link FTP serverKNMI FTP server, for access contact scat@knmi.nl
Applications and users* Operational Met Services (including assimilation in at least 8 NWP models, nowcasting)
* Operational analyses and ocean models
* Research or Environmental monitoring.
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Product web pageDescriptionProduct User ManualPUM
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HISTORY, COMMENTS
  • See also OSI-112-a (ScatSat-1/OSCAT 25 km Winds)
First product date09/09/2017