ASCAT Winds at 12.5 km Swath Grid - Metop

Abstract:
The ASCAT Wind Product contains measurements of the wind direction and wind speed at 10 m above the sea surface. The measurements are obtained through the processing of scatterometer data originating from the ASCAT instrument on EUMETSAT's Metop satellite, as described in the ASCAT Wind Product User Manual. Note that up until 2011-02-28, a wind-only version of this product in BUFR and netCDF formats was available via EUMETCast and the EUMETSAT Data Centre. From that date on, the wind values can be found in BUFR and netCDF formats in the ASCAT multi-parameter products (collection reference: EO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OAS012 and EO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OAS025). It is recommended that the reprocessed ASCAT winds data records (EO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OSI-150-B, EO:EUM:DAT:METOP:OSI-150-A) are used instead of this archived NRT product.

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dateStamp 2020-04-16
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    • ASCAT Winds at 12.5 km Swath Grid - Metop
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