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.
Please acknowledge "NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch" when you use data from our site and cite the particular dataset (DOI if availalble) as appropriate.
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.
SCATSAT-1 / OSCAT-2
Ocean Surface Vector Winds (magnitude and direction)
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Near real-time + 3 days
Geographic / WGS84
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4 hours / Daily
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Creator: NOAA OSPO (eventual)
Release Place: Suitland, MD, USA (eventual)
PNG, TIFF, HDF, NetCDF, shapefile
NOAA, ScatSAT, wind magnitude, wind speed, wind, CoastWatch