SeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record

SeaWinds L2 25 km winds data record, release 2

Released Climate product

Reprocessed SeaWinds L2 25 km and 50 km winds Data Records have been created covering the full mission history from July 1999 until November 2009. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA-5 winds.

OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-151-c
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0016
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR2SWW025
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : QuikSCAT/SeaWinds L2A from PO.DAAC
Other input : ECMWF ERA5 re-analysis outputs (wind, SST, land-sea mask)
Temporal sampling : Once
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 : Swath sigma0’s and wind vectors.
Data Access
Accuracy Requirements
Target accuracy : Better than 2 m/s in wind component std. dev. 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 ECMWF ERA5 re-analysis and buoys19012023
Applications and users
Usage : * Reanalyses
* Ocean models, air-sea interaction
* Climate research, environmental monitoring
Authorised to be operational / released :
On EDC since :
First date :
Last date :
Full series temporal coverage : 1999-2009
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