SeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record

SeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record

Superseded Superseded climate product

Reprocessed SeaWinds L2 25 km and 50 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been created covering the full mission history from July 1999 until November 2009. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA-Interim winds and scatterometer level 2 wind products have been created at 25-km and 50-km swath grids.

Acronym : REPSW25
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OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-151-a
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0002
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR1SWW025
Citation : See at bottom
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : QuikSCAT/SeaWinds
Other input : ECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Temporal sampling : Continuous
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. NA
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 25 km
Projection : Swath
File Formats : EDC (BUFR), EDC (NetCDF3)
Characteristics & methods : wind vectors and ice probabilities, gridded wind vectors.
Data Access
Accuracy Requirements
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. Wind speed stability better than 0.1 m/s in 10 years
Verification/validation method : Triple collocation with NWP and buoys
Applications and users
Usage : * Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
Authorised to be operational / released :
Declared operational / released since :
First date :
Last date :
Full series temporal coverage : 1999-2009
Citation : OSI SAF SeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record 1999-2009 (v1.0, 2015), OSI-151-a, doi: 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0002. 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…
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