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, Gregory King worked from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM - CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain on Correlating extremes in wind and stress divergence with extremes in rain over the Tropical Atlantic. This work took place in 2016 - 2017 and was supervised by Marcos Portabella (ICM) and Ad Stoffelen (KNMI).
Objectives and framework of the study :