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Data are available through web services such as the CoastWatch Data Portal, THREDDS and ERDDAP.  The entry pages for these services are found by appending 'thredds' or 'erddap' to the coastwatch.noaa.gov URL.  The Data Portal provides both image visualization and data access (download, subsetting).  Data are also distribtued by anonymous FTP.

NRT, SCATSAT-1 OSCAT-2 12km wind speed and direction

Service Resource Locator
HTTPS

Portal

NRT Search

THREDDS

https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/thredds/socd/coastwatch/catalog_scatsat_global_winds.html

ERDDAP

Not available

FTP

ftp://ftpcoastwatch.noaa.gov/pub/socd7/coastwatch/scatsat/netcdf/

Please acknowledge "NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch" when you use data from our site and cite the particular dataset (DOI if availalble) as appropriate.

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Ocean Surface Vector Winds (OSVW; magnitude and direction) from the Ocean Scatterometer-2 (OSCAT-2) on SCATSAT-1.

OSCAT-2, aboard the SCATSAT-1 mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), is an active microwave sensor used to determine ocean surface level wind vectors through estimation of radar backscatter.  The ISRO sensor data are processed by the NOAA OSVW team to estimate wind speed and direction in near real time with global coverage, every 4 hours with a spatial resolution of about 12.5 km.  NOAA CoastWatch maps and distributes the OSVW products. See the "information" and "data access" tabs for more.

KeyDescription
Platform/Sensor

SCATSAT-1 / OSCAT-2

Measurement/Products

Ocean Surface Vector Winds (magnitude and direction)

Sample Filename

 SS201630004as_WW.hdf

Dataset Type

NetCDF, shapefile

Processing Level

 Level-3, mapped

Spatial Coverage

Global

Temporal Coverage

Near real-time + 3 days

Latency

Near real-time

Resolution

12.5 km

Projection

Geographic / WGS84

Sample Frequency

 4 hours / Daily

Data Provider

Creator: NOAA OSPO (eventual)

Release Place: Suitland, MD, USA (eventual)

Formats

 PNG, TIFF, HDF, NetCDF, shapefile

Keywords

NOAA, ScatSAT, wind magnitude, wind speed, wind, CoastWatch

Keywords (Beta)