SeaWinds data are provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at 25-km resolution, whereas most numerical weather prediction (NWP) models use observations at least a 100-km density. We have developed a QuikSCAT wind product at a coarser resolution than the JPL product in order to achieve a more appropriate information content for assimilation in NWP models. This product includes quality control, wind retrieval, and ambiguity removal.
M Portabella, A Stoffelen, J de Vries. Development of a SeaWinds wind product for weather forecasting
2001, 0, IEEE