ERS L2 25 km winds data record

Released Climate product

Reprocessed ERS-1 and ERS-2 L2 25 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been created covering the period from March 1992 until January 2001, using the latest state-of-the-art wind retrieval algorithms. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA-Interim winds and scatterometer level 2 wind products have been created at 25 km swath grid. The reprocessed data are in BUFR and NetCDF format.

Acronym : REPERS
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OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-152
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0009
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR1ERW025
Citation : See at bottom
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : ERS-1/SCAT and ERS-2/SCAT
Other input : ECMWF outputs (wind, SST, landsea 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.
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 :
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Full series temporal coverage : 1992-2001
Citation : OSI SAF ERS L2 25 km winds data record 1992-2001 (v1.0, 2017), OSI-152, doi: 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0009. EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility. Data extracted from [distributor/distribution mean]: ([extracted period],) ([extracted domains],) accessed [download date]

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