Updated @ 2024-05-02 09:26 utc
OSI SAF Oceansat-3 50-km product
OSI-113-b, status: developmentISRO websiteOcean and Sea Ice SAF website
Ascending passes
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Descending passes
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Ocean and Sea Ice SAF websiteAt KNMI the backscatter products coming from the OSCAT scatterometer instrument on board the Oceansat-3 satellite are processed towards a 50 km product for the EUMETSAT OSI SAF. Details are described in the Oceansat-3 Wind Product User Manual.

The processing is done in near-real time. From the sensing time of the end of an input file, it takes approximately 2.5 hours to get the corresponding wind product ready at KNMI.

The last 22 hours of data are shown in two separate plots showing ascending and descending tracks, respectively. This is done to avoid overlap of data in the pictures. Note that also data from previous days can be displayed using the link on the right hand side. The overview plots show color coded wind speed measurements. If you click somewhere in the satellite track, a picture appears showing the scatterometer winds in more detail.

Product monitoring information in near-real time is available through the corresponding link on the right hand side.

Note: This web site is not supported on a 24x7 basis and it should not be considered operational.
Access to products
This wind product is available in BUFR and NetCDF format. The products are available on a password protected FTP server (products of the last three days only). Contact the KNMI OSI SAF team for access.

For a swift response management procedure, user requests on this scatterometer wind data product should be issued at the Ocean and Sea Ice SAF website.

Note: All intellectual property rights of the OSI SAF and EARS products belong to EUMETSAT. The use of these products is granted to every interested user, free of charge. If you wish to use these products, EUMETSAT's copyright credit must be shown by displaying the words "copyright (year) EUMETSAT" on each of the products used.
26-Mar-2024 The Oceansat-3 winds are now available on the KNMI FTP server with development status. PenWP version is 4_0_04.
28-Feb-2024 Updated NOC calibrations and added wind speed calibrations. PenWP version is 4_0_03.
08-Nov-2023 Initial version of Oceansat-3 winds made available for visualisation. PenWP version is 4_0_02.
KNMI hosts the operational deployment of this scatterometer wind product as part of the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF), see related link or click on the OSI SAF logo above for more information.

The processing software for the wind products is developed in the EUMETSAT Numerical Weather Prediction Satellite Application Facility (NWP SAF) and OSI SAF.

The Oceansat-3 input products used for this product are made available by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
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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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