An important part of the scatterometer wind data processing is the quality control (QC). This paper shows the implementation of a new scatterometer QC procedure, based on a comprehensive analysis of the wind inversion residual, which significantly improves the effectiveness of the wind data QC. The method is applied on the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) onboard Metop-A, but is generic and can therefore be applied to any scatterometer system.
M Portabella, A Stoffelen, A Verhoef, J Verspeek. A new method for improving ASCAT wind quality control
Status: published, Journal: IEEE Gosci. Remote Sensing Letters, Volume: 9, Year: 2012, First page: 579, Last page: 583, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2175435