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
published, IEEE Gosci. Remote Sensing Letters, 2012, 9