Data products
OSI SAF RapidScat L2 winds Data Record
Product status: first version of CDR released
NASA's International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument had a successful two-year mission aboard the space station. It was launched in September 2014 and provided observations until August 2016.

The reprocessed RapidScat L2 25 km and 50 km winds Climate Data Records (CDR) were released in 2024. The records cover the full mission history from October 2014 until August 2016, using the latest state-of-the-art wind retrieval algorithms. Scatterometer data have been collocated with ECMWF ERA5 winds and scatterometer level 2 wind products have been created at 25-km (doi:10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0020) and 50-km (doi:10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_0021) swath grids. The reprocessed data, in BUFR and NetCDF format, are available online from the EUMETSAT Data Centre after registration.
Further information
Please contact the KNMI scatterometer 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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