ScatSat-1 winds are now available on EUMETCast with operational status

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Further to the service message #1755 below, the ScatSat-1 winds are now available on EUMETCast with operational status.

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The dissemination of OSI SAF ScatSat-1 25 km (OSI-112-a) and 50 km (OSI-112-b) scatterometer winds on EUMETCast will start on 7 February 2019. The ScatSat-1 satellite was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and carries the OSCAT scatterometer. ISRO kindly provides the near-real time data which are used as input for the OSI SAF wind products. The data will be made available in BUFR and NetCDF format, with the following file name conventions:

W_NL-KNMI-DeBilt,SURFACE+SATELLITE,SCATSAT-1+OSCAT_C_EHDB_20181211124750_11692_o_250_ovw_l2.bin
W_NL-KNMI-DeBilt,SURFACE+SATELLITE,SCATSAT-1+OSCAT_C_EHDB_20181211124750_11692_o_250_ovw_l2.nc.gz    for 25 km swath grid spacing

W_NL-KNMI-DeBilt,SURFACE+SATELLITE,SCATSAT-1+OSCAT_C_EHDB_20181211124750_11692_o_500_ovw_l2.bin
W_NL-KNMI-DeBilt,SURFACE+SATELLITE,SCATSAT-1+OSCAT_C_EHDB_20181211124750_11692_o_500_ovw_l2.nc.gz    for 50 km swath grid spacing

More technical information about the EUMETCast channels can be found here: https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_4230028.html. The ScatSat-1 Product User Manual can be found on http://projects.knmi.nl/scatterometer/publications/pdf/osisaf_cdop2_ss3_pum_scatsat1_winds.pdf and the products are visualised on http://projects.knmi.nl/scatterometer/scasa_25_prod/ and http://projects.knmi.nl/scatterometer/scasa_50_prod/.