The so-called Advanced scatterometer (ASCAT), on board MetOp-A satellite was successfully launched on October 19 2006. ASCAT derived sea surface wind field observations are well within the mission accuracy requirements. An important part of the Numerical Weather Prediction Satellite Application Facility (NWP-SAF) ASCAT Data Wind Processor (AWDP) is the wind data quality control (QC). This paper shows the implementation of a new QC procedure, based on the wind inversion residual, which significantly improves the effectiveness of the scatterometer wind data QC.
M Portabella, A Stoffelen, A Verhoef, J Verspeek. ASCAT SCATTEROMETER WIND QUALITY CONTROL
Conference: EUMETSAT satellite Conference, Organisation: EUMETSAT, Place: Cordoba, Spain, Year: 2010, First page: 0, Last page: 0