The ASCAT Wind Product contains measurements of the wind direction and wind speed above the sea surface. The measurements are obtained through the processing of scatterometer data originating from the ASCAT instrument on EUMETSAT's Metop-A satellite, as described in the ASCAT Wind Product User Manual.
Target accuracy :Better than 2 m/s in wind component Stdev with an absolute mean difference of less than 0.5 m/s in wind speed on a monthly basis.
Verification/validation method :Triple collocation with NWP and buoys
Applications and users
Usage :* Operational Met Services (including assimilation in at least 8 NWP models, nowcasting)
* Operational analyses and ocean models
* Research or Environmental monitoring.
First date :
Full series temporal coverage :2012-onwards
Detailed history :
The product series is operational since 2007:
Metop-A demonstration product from 28/03/2007, operational from 03/12/2008, discontinued on 15/11/2021
Metop-B product operational from 27/05/2013
Metop-C product operational from October 2019
Citation :OSI SAF Metop-B ASCAT 25 km Winds 2011-onwards, OSI-102-b, doi: 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_NRT_2021. EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility. Data extracted from [distributor/distribution mean]: ([extracted period],) ([extracted domains],) accessed [download date]
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