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Publications and Manuals on Scatterometry
This page lists most of the documents and papers published during the past years. The publications are subdivided into technical reports, papers, theses, and user manuals.

Some of this work is done in the context of the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) and/or the Numerical Weather Prediction Satellite Application Facility (NWP SAF). See the related links.

More relevant publications on scatterometry (e.g. conference proceedings) may be found in the KNMI publication database.
Technical Reports
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, Validation of ASCAT 12.5-km winds, version 1.3
Document external project: 2013, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/TEC/RP/147, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 671 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, Validation of ASCAT coastal winds, version 1.5
Document external project: 2013, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/TEC/RP/176, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 438 KB)
Verspeek, J., A. Verhoef and A. Stoffelen, ASCAT-B NWP Ocean Calibration and Validation
Document external project: 2013, SAF/OSI/CDOP2/KNMI/TEC/RP/199, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Verspeek, J., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen and A. Verhoef, Calibration and Validation of ASCAT Winds, version 5.1
Document external project: 2013, SAF/OSI/KNMI/TEC/TN/163, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, OSCAT winds validation report version 1.0
Document external project: 2012, SAF/OSI/CDOP2/KNMI/TEC/RP/196, EUMETSAT, 2012.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 489 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, Quality Control of Ku-band scatterometer winds
Document external project: 2012, SAF/OSI/CDOP2/KNMI/TEC/RP/194, EUMETSAT, 2012.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 373 KB)
Verspeek, J., A. Verhoef and A. Stoffelen, ASCAT NWP Ocean Calibration
Document external project: 2011, ASCAT NWP Ocean Calibration 1.5, OSISAF, 2011.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 673 KB)
Portabella, M., A. Verhoef and A. Stoffelen, ASCAT coastal AWDP prototype
Document external project: 2008, NWPSAF-KN-VS-007, EUMETSAT, 2008.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 777 KB)
Verhoef, A., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen and H. Hersbach, CMOD5.n - the CMOD5 GMF for neutral winds
Document external project: 2008, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/TEC/TN/165, EUMETSAT, 2008.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 521 KB)
Verhoef, A., M. Portabella and A. Stoffelen, Stability in SeaWinds Quality Control
Document external project: 2008, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/TEC/RP/167, EUMETSAT, 2008.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang and A. Stoffelen, Validation of SeaWinds 25 km winds
Document external project: 2008, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/TEC/RP/143, EUMETSAT, 2008.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, Development of a global scatterometer validation and monitoring
Document external project: 2007, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/SCI/RP/141, EUMETSAT, 2007.
Complete text (pdf: 949 KB)
Verspeek, J., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen and A. Verhoef, Calibration and Validation of ASCAT Winds, version 2.1
Document external project: 2007, SAF/OSI/KNMI/TEC/TN/163, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1,006 KB)
Vogelzang, J., Two dimensional variational ambiguity removal (2DVAR)
Document external project: 2007, Technical report NWPSAF-KN-TR-004, EUMETSAT, 2007.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 661 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, Ambiguity Removal using different background wind fields
Document external project: 2006, SAF/OSI/KNMI/TEC/TN/091, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 125 KB)
Verspeek, J.A., Sea ice classification using Bayesian statistics
Document external project: 2006, Sea ice classification using Bayesian statistics, KNMI, 2006.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 715 KB)
Vries, J. de, A. Stoffelen and J. Beysens, Ambiguity Removal and Product Monitoring for SeaWinds, version 1.2
Document external project: 2005, NWPSAF_KN_TR_001, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Kloe, J. de, Optimisation of Rotating, Range-Gated Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, task 2a report, GMF and wind field definition, and wind retrieval
Document external project: 2003, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 755 KB)
Kloe, J. de and A. Stoffelen, Optimisation of Rotating, Range-Gated Fanbeam Scatterometer for Wind Retrieval, task 3a report, FoM definition and validation
Document external project: 2003, ESA/ESTEC Contract No. 14383/00/NL/DC, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 396 KB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, A probabilistic approach for SeaWinds data assimilation: an improvement in the nadir region
Document external project: 2002, NWPSAF-KN-VS-002, EUMETSAT, 2002.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 900 KB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, Quality Control and Wind Retrieval for SeaWinds
KNMI publication: WR-2002-01, Final report of the EUMETSAT QuikSCAT fellowship, 1/2002, pp125.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 4 MB)
Haan, S. de and A. Stoffelen, CMOD5
Document external project: 2001, SAF/OSI/KNMI/TEC/TN/140, EUMETSAT, 2001.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 6 MB)
Haan, S. de and A. Stoffelen, Ice Discrimination using ERS scatterometer
Document external project: 2001, SAF/OSI/KNMI/TEC/TN/120, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 14 MB)
Stoffelen, A., J. de Vries and A. Voorrips, Towards the Real-time use of QuikSCAT Winds
Document external project: 2001, BCRS project report, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 3 MB)
Quilfen, Y., Variational Ambiguity Removal for the Scatterometer on-line Processing
Document external project: 2000, OSI SAF WP24310, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf)
Stoffelen, A., A Generic Approach for Assimilating Scatterometer Observations
Presentation: ECMWF seminar, 2000, Reading, ECMWF (int.).
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Stoffelen, A., S. de Haan, Y. Quilfen and H. Schyberg, ERS Scatterometer Ambiguity Removal Scheme Comparison
Document external project: 2000, OSI SAF, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 920 KB)
Vries, J. de and A. Stoffelen, 2D Variational Ambiguity Removal
KNMI publication: TR-226, 2000.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 11 MB)
Figa, J. and A. Stoffelen, Towards an Improved Ku-Band Scatterometer Wind Product
Document external project: 1999, EUMETSAT NSCAT Fellowship Final Report, KNMI, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Voorrips, A., QuikSCAT progress report
Technical rapport: 1999, KNMI, 24p.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Stoffelen, A., Simulation of the Wind Performance of ASCAT
Document external project: 1998, OSI SAF, EUMETSAT, 0.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Papers
Lin, W., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen and A. Verhoef, On the characteristics of ASCAT wind direction ambiguities
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2013, 6, 1053-1060, doi:10.5194/amt-6-1053-2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (html)
Anderson, C., J. Figa, H. Bonekamp, J. Wilson, J. Verspeek, A. Stoffelen and M. Portabella, Validation of Backscatter Measurements from the Advanced Scatterometer on MetOp-A
J. Atm. Oceanic Technol., 2012, 29, 77-88, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00020.1.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 330 KB)
Belmonte, M., J. Verspeek, A. Verhoef and A. Stoffelen, Bayesian sea ice detection with the Advanced Scatterometer
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2012, 50, 7, 2649-2657, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2182356.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 6 MB)
Lin, C.C., M. Betto, M. Belmonte-Rivas, A. Stoffelen and J. de Kloe, EPS-SG Windscatterometer Concept Tradeoffs and Wind Retrieval Performance Assessment
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2012, 50, 7, 2458-2472, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2180393.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Portabella, M., A. Stoffelen, W. Lin, A. Turiel, A. Verhoef, J. Verspeek and J. Ballabrera-Poy, Rain Effects on ASCAT-Retrieved Winds: Toward an Improved Quality Control
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2012, 50, 7, 2495-2506, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2185933.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Portabella, M., A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and J. Verspeek, A new method for improving ASCAT wind quality control
IEEE Gosci. Remote Sensing Letters, 2012, 9, 4, 579-583, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2011.2175435.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 102 KB)
Risheng, Y., A. Stoffelen, J. Verspeek and A. Verhoef, NWP ocean calibration of Ku-band scatterometers
IGARSS 2012, 22/7/2012-27/7/2012, 2012, Munich, Germany, IEEE.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 257 KB)
Verhoef, A., M. Portabella and A. Stoffelen, High-resolution ASCAT scatterometer winds near the coast
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2012, 50, 7, 2481-2487, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2175001.
Abstract (html)  
Verspeek, J., A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and M. Portabella, Improved ASCAT Wind Retrieval Using NWP Ocean Calibration
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50, 2012, 7, 2488-2494, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2180730.
Abstract (html)  
Vogelzang, J. and A. Stoffelen, NWP Model Error Structure Functions obtained from Scatterometer Winds
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2012, 50, 7, 2525-2533, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2168407.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Belmonte Rivas, M. and A. Stoffelen, New Bayesian algorithm for sea ice detection with QuikSCAT
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2011, 49, 6, 1894-1901, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2010.2101608.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 4 MB)
Vogelzang, J., A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and J. Figa-Saldana, On the quality of high-resolution scatterometer winds
J. Geophys. Res., 2011, 116, C10033, doi:10.1029/2010JC006640.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 3 MB)
Verspeek, J.A., A. Stoffelen, M. Portabella, H. Bonekamp, C. Anderson and J. Figa, Validation and calibration of ASCAT using CMOD5.n
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2010, 48, 1, 386-395, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2009.2027896.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 973 KB)
Portabella, M. and A.C.M. Stoffelen, On Scatterometer Ocean Stress
J. Atm. Oceanic Technol., 2009, 26, 2, 368-382, doi:10.1175/2008JTECHO578.1.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 758 KB)
Vogelzang, J., A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef, J. de Vries and H. Bonekamp, Validation of two-dimensional variational ambiguity removal on SeaWinds scatterometer data
J. Atm. Oceanic Technol., 7, 2009, 26, 1229-1245, doi:10.1175/2008JTECHA1232.1.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 673 KB)
Hersbach, H., A. Stoffelen and S. de Haan, An Improved C-band scatterometer ocean geophysical model function: CMOD5
J. Geophys. Res., 2007, 112, C03006, doi:10.1029/2006JC003743.
Abstract (html)  
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, Scatterometer backscatter uncertainty due to wind variability
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2006, 44, 11, 3356-3362, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.877952.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 632 KB)
Stoffelen, A. and M. Portabella, On Bayesian Scatterometer Wind Inversion
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2006, 44, 6, 1523-1533, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2005.862502.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 372 KB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, A probabilistic approach for SeaWinds data assimilation
Quart. J. Royal Meteor. Soc., 2004, 130, 596, 127-159, doi:10.1256/qj.02.205.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 525 KB)
Figa-Saldaņa, J., J.J.W. Wilson, E. Attema, R. Gelsthorpe, M.R. Drinkwater and A. Stoffelen, The advanced scatterometer (ASCAT) on the meteorological operational (MetOp) platform: A follow on for the European wind scatterometers
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 2002, 28, 3, 404-412.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 365 KB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, A comparison of KNMI Quality Control and JPL Rain Flag for SeaWinds
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 2002, 28, 3, 424-430.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 470 KB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, Characterization of Residual Information for SeaWinds Quality Control
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2002, 40, 12, 2747-2759, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2002.807750.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 619 KB)
Portabella, M. and A. Stoffelen, Rain Detection and Quality Control of SeaWinds
J. Atm. Oceanic Technol., 2001, 18, 7, 1171-1183.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 789 KB)
Figa, J. and A. Stoffelen, On the Assimilation of Ku-Band Scatterometer Winds for Weather Analysis and Forecasting
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2000, 38, 4, 1893-1902.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 2 MB)
Theses
Portabella, M., Wind field retrieval from satellite radar systems
Thesis: University of Barcelona, 2002, Barcelona, Spain, 207p.
Complete text (pdf: 3 MB)
Stoffelen, A., Scatterometry
Thesis: Universiteit Utrecht, 1998.
Complete text (htm)
User manuals
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, ASCAT Wind Product User Manual version 1.13
Document external project: 2013, SAF/OSI/CDOP/KNMI/TEC/MA/126, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 936 KB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, AWDP User Manual and Reference Guide, version 2.2
Document external project: 2013, NWPSAF-KN-UD-005, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 718 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, Oceansat-2 Wind Product User Manual version 1.3
Document external project: 2013, SAF/OSI/CDOP2/KNMI/TEC/MA/140, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 482 KB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, OWDP User Manual and Reference Guide, version 1.1.01
Document external project: 2013, NWPSAF-KN-UD-006, EUMETSAT, 2013.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 790 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the OSI SAF wind products version 1.0
Document external project: 2012, SAF/OSI/CDOP2/KNMI/SCI/MA/197, EUMETSAT, 2012.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 224 KB)
Vogelzang, J., J. de Kloe, M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and J. Verspeek, SDP User Manual and Reference Guide version 2.1
Document external project: 2010, NWPSAF-KN-UD-002, EUMETSAT, 2010.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 853 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, SeaWinds Product User Manual version 1.6
Document external project: 2009, SAF/OSI/KNMI/TEC/MA/134, EUMETSAT, 2009.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 977 KB)
Verhoef, A. and A. Stoffelen, ERS Scatterometer Product User Manual version 1.6
Document external project: 2008, KNMI-publicatie ; 212f, EUMETSAT, 2008.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 254 KB)
Further information
Please contact Ad Stoffelen.

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