Data products
OSI SAF ASCAT-A wind products
Product status: discontinued
The Metop-A satellite, launched on 19 October 2006, has operated well beyond its design lifetime of five years. It was retired in November 2021. The Metop-A ASCAT regional (EARS) winds were discontinued on 15th October 2021 and the Metop-A ASCAT global (OSI SAF, OSI-102, OSI-104) winds were discontinued on 15th November 2021. We will continue to provide ASCAT winds from Metop-B and Metop-C.

The OSI SAF global Metop-A Hamming window based 12.5 km wind product was already discontinued on 28th of April 2015. The 12.5 km winds have been replaced by the ASCAT coastal winds for Metop-A, Metop-B, and Metop-C in the OSI SAF list of products. For Metop-B and Metop-C, the 12.5 km Hamming window winds were never produced and the coastal winds were the default 12.5 km product from the beginning.

Archived Metop-A ASCAT wind products are available online from the EUMETSAT Data Centre and from PO.DAAC.
Further information
Please contact the KNMI OSI SAF team.
Background information
OSI SAF near real time Wind Products
OSI SAF Wind Climate Data Records
Discontinued Wind Products
Other Wind Services at KNMI
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