ScatSat-1 50 km Wind vectors

Discontinued Archived NRT product

Near-real time level 2 ocean wind vectors on a 25km/50km swath grid, based on the backscatter measurements of the Indian Space Research Organisation ScatSat-1/OSCAT scatterometer.

Acronym : SCATSAT50
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OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-112-b
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_NRT_2010
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OSSW050
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : ScatSat-1 / OSCAT provided by ISRO
Other input : NWP outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Frequency : 29 half-orbits per day
Central time : NA
Timeliness : 3 h
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 50 km
Projection : Swath
File Formats : EDC (BUFR), EDC (NetCDF3)
Characteristics & methods : Swath sigma0’s and wind vectors
Data Access
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Accuracy Requirements
Target accuracy : Better 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.
Verification/validation method : Triple collocation with NWP and buoys
Applications and users
Usage : * Operational Met Services
* Operational analyses and ocean models
* Research or Environmental monitoring.
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  • See also OSI-112-a (ScatSat-1/OSCAT 25 km Winds)

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