Information
Documentation

Oceansat-2 L2 50 km winds data record

Superseded Superseded climate product

The OSCAT scatterometer onboard the Oceansat-2 satellite, launched in September 2009 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), provided observations until February 2014. Reprocessed Oceansat-2 L2 25 km and 50 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been created covering the period from December 2009 until February 2014, 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 and 50 km swath grids.

Identification
Acronym : OSCAT DR 1
Product navigator reference :

EO:EUM:DAT:OCEANSAT:OSI-153-B

OSI SAF producer : Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Identifier : OSI-153-b
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0011
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR1OSW050
Citation : See at bottom
Characteristics
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : Oceansat-2 scatterometer
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 : 50 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 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
History
Declared operational / released since :
On FTP server since :
First date :
Last date :
Full series temporal coverage : 2009-2014
Citation
Citation : OSI SAF Oceansat-2 L2 50 km winds data record 2009-2014 (v1.0, 2018), OSI-153-b, doi: 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0011. 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…
New ticket helpdesk
CAPTCHA