Oceansat-2 L2 50 km winds data record

Released 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.

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
Acronym for EDC (APNM) : OR1OSW050
Processing level : L2
Satellite input : Oceansat-2 scatterometer
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 (NetCDF3), EDC (BUFR)
Characteristics & methods : Swath sigma0’s and wind vectors
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
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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