EARS Regional Wind Products
KNMI is responsible for the wind products in the context of the EUMETSAT
Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS).
KNMI deploys a regional-coverage ASCAT wind product with a targeted timeliness
of 30 minutes from data acquisition. Moreover, KNMI operates a demonstration
system based on the dissemination of the ERS-2 scatterometer wind product.
This EARS ERS-2 regional wind product is available in the ASCAT BUFR format.
The ASCAT and ERS-2 winds are also displayed on the web in near-real time.
The aim of EARS is to provide polar satellite data from the EUMETSAT MetOp
and NOAA satellites with a timeliness suited to the needs of European
operational short range regional numerical weather prediction models. The
geographical coverage of EARS is primarily over data-sparse sea areas
More information on the EARS system is available on the EARS pages of the
EUMETSAT website (see related link, or click on the EUMETSAT logo above).
All intellectual property rights of the 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.
Please contact the
KNMI scatterometer team