SeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionReprocessed SeaWinds L2 25 km and 50 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been created covering the full mission history from July 1999 until November 2009. 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 recordSeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record
StatusReleased
IdentifierOSI-151-a
AcronymREPSW25
Acronym for EDC (APNM)OR1SWW025
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:QUIKSCAT:REPSW25
DOI10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0002
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL2
Satellite inputQuickSCAT/SeaWinds
Other inputECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
FrequencyContinuous
TimelinessNA
Spatial coverageGlobal
Spatial sampling25 km
ProjectionSwath
Characteristics & methodswind vectors and ice probabilities, gridded 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. Wind speed stability better than 0.1 m/s in 10 years
Optimal accuracyNA
Verification/validation methodTriple collocation with NWP and buoys
DATA ACCESS
OSI SAF ProducerRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Discovery mean(s) and format(s)KNMI FTP Server (BUFR)
KNMI FTP Server (NetCDF3)
Link FTP serveron request to KNMI
Applications and users* Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
VIEW MORE DOCUMENTATION
Product web pageDescriptionProduct User ManualPUM
Scientific Validation ReportSVR
HISTORY, COMMENTS
Authorised to be operational/released17/04/2015
Declared operational/released15/03/2016
First product date01/01/1999
Last product date31/12/2009