Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute; Ministery Of Infrastructure And The Environment

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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 around Europe.

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).

Note: 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.
Further information
Please contact the KNMI scatterometer team.


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