ASCAT Ocean Surface Winds at 25 km Node Grid - Metop - Regional Data Service

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. In the context of this regional service, the data is acquired both from the last 30 minutes of the ASCAT Metop main Svalbard dump, as well as from the EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS) network of Direct Readout stations in Europe and the middle East. All data are processed jointly by the EARS ground system and the Koningklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI) within 45 minutes. This product is intended for assimilation in Regional Numerical Weather prediction models, where high timeliness is very important in order to address the short model cut-off times.

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    • ASCAT Ocean Surface Winds at 25 km Node Grid - Metop - Regional Data Service
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