Message Service #2322
  • Wind

OSI SAF and EARS Metop-A ASCAT winds outage

Due to a satellite anomaly we observe large errors and high MLE values in the retrieved winds from Metop-A ASCAT since this morning around 9:00 UTC sensing time. Therefore we have now temporary stopped the dissemination of all wind products from Metop-A (OSI-102, OSI-102 and regional EARS winds).

 

Note that all suspect products from this morning have the 'Product monitoring flag' set, see section 5 of the ASCAT Wind Product User Manual

(https://scatterometer.knmi.nl/publications/pdf/ASCAT_Product_Manual.pdf)

and as such we do not recommend to use such data.

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