Observing oceans from space

The OSI SAF develops, processes and distributes, in near real-time, products related to key parameters of the ocean-atmosphere interface. Products are accessible on local FTP servers with flexible extraction interface, EUMETCast, and EUMETSAT Data Center (EDC). The OSI SAF also offers climatological data records. The OSI SAF team focuses on scatterometer winds (and soon microwave winds), Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and sea Ice Surface Temperature (IST), radiative fluxes : Downward Longwave Irradiance (DLI) and Surface Solar Irradiance (SSI), sea ice concentration, edge, type, emissivity, drift.
The OSI SAF currently use data from meteorological satellites both in geostationary and polar orbit.

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In the context of the OSI SAF Visiting Scientist Program, Wenming Lin from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM - CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain (now with the Nanjing University of Information, Science, and Technology, China), worked on the validation of the new Geophysical Model Function and on the improvement of the quality control for Ku-band rotating pencil-beam scatterometers. This work took place in 2017 - 2019 and was supervised by Marcos Portabella (ICM) and Ad Stoffelen (KNMI).

Objectives and framework of the study: