The QuikSCAT nominal mission ended on November 23, 2009 due to problems with the
SeaWinds instrument antenna spinning mechanism. QuikSCAT was launched in 1999 and was
already operating 7 years beyond its design life. The OSI SAF SeaWinds 100-km and 25-km
wind products are no longer available in near-real time.
Reprocessed SeaWinds L2 25 km and 50 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) have been
created covering the full mission history from July 1999
until November 2009. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA-Interim
winds and scatterometer level 2 wind products have been created at 25-km
(doi:10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0002) and 50-km
(doi:10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0003) swath grids.
The reprocessed data, in BUFR and NetCDF format, are available online from the
(EUMETSAT Data Centre) after registration.