Other input :NWP outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Central time :NA
Timeliness :?The timeliness is the time elapsing from the sensing time of the last contributing file to the product dissemination to users. It is similar to the latency.25% of the data is available within 3 hours
Spatial coverage :Global
Spatial sampling :25 km
File Formats :WIND FTP Server (BUFR), WIND FTP Server (NetCDF3), EDC (BUFR), EDC (NetCDF3), EUMETCast (BUFR)
Characteristics & methods :Measurements of the wind direction and wind speed above the sea surface, obtained through the processing of scatterometer data originating from the HSCAT instrument on NSOAS's Hai Yang 2D China's HaiYang-2D satellite.
Credentials for access to OSI SAF tools
For the FTP access, you need credentials which are provided on request, after registration on OSI SAF web site.
Target accuracy :For winds below 25 m/s, 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 NWP models, nowcasting),
* Operational analyses and ocean models,
* Research or Environmental monitoring.
Authorised to be operational / released :
On EUMETCast since :
On EDC since :
On FTP server since :
Expected date for operational/released :
First date :
Citation :OSI SAF HY-2D 25 km wind vectors 2023-onwards, OSI-116-a. EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility. Data extracted from [distributor/distribution mean]: ([extracted period],) ([extracted domains],) accessed [download date]
The content within square brackets "[…]" is to be replaced with whatever distributor, period, domain or download date is relevant to the data being used. The "extracted period" and "extracted domains" are only needed if a subset of the data is being used.
Suggestions for "distributor/distribution mean": OSI SAF FTP server/the EUMETSAT Data Centre/EUMETCast/name and URL of a redistributor…