Metop-A ASCAT L2 12.5 km winds data record
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Metop-A ASCAT L2 12.5 km winds data record

Released Climate product
Identification
Acronym : REPASC12+
Product navigator reference : EO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OSI-150-B
OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-150-b
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR1ASWC12
Characteristics
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : EUMETSAT Secretariat reprocessed Metop-A ASCAT L1b
Other input : ECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Frequency : Continuous
Timeliness : NA
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 12.5 km
Projection : Swath
File Formats : EDC (NetCDF3), EDC (BUFR)
Characteristics & methods : Swath sigma0’s, wind vectors and ice probabilities, gridded wind vectors
Data Access
Redistribution : PODAAC-ASCDR-12C01: https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/ASCATA_L2_COASTAL_CDR
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 : * Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
History
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