SeaWinds L2 50 km winds data record

SeaWinds L2 50 km winds data record

Released 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 : REPSW50
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OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-151-b
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR1SWW050
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : QuikSCAT/SeaWinds
Other input : ECMWF outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Frequency : Continuous
Timeliness : NA
Spatial coverage : Global
Spatial sampling : 50 km
Projection : Swath
File Formats : EDC (BUFR), EDC (NetCDF3)
Characteristics & methods : wind vectors and ice probabilities, gridded 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. 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
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