Trees in the wind and fog. Credit: Peter Cripps

Metop-C ASCAT Winds from OSI SAF on EUMETCast soon


Trees in the wind and fog. Credit: Peter Cripps
Trees in the wind and fog. Credit: Peter Cripps

OSI SAF Metop-C ASCAT Winds will be available from 28 November 2019.

Last Updated

24 March 2022

Published on

14 November 2019

The products are Metop-C ASCAT Winds and Soil Moisture at 25 km swath grid (OSI-102-c) and ASCAT Coastal Winds at 12.5 km swath grid (OSI-104-c).

The 12.5 km swath grid product has operational status. In the 25 km swath grid product, only the wind parameter has operational status — the soil moisture parameter (from the H SAF) currently has demonstration status.

The products have the same format and characteristics as those from Metop-A and Metop-B.

Example filenames

ascat_20191022_114200_metopc_04965_eps_o_250.l2_bufr for 25 km swath grid spacing
ascat_20191022_114200_metopc_04965_eps_o_coa_ovw.l2_bufr for 12.5 km swath grid spacing

Further information

ASCAT Wind Product User Manual

Product visualisation:

EUMETCast distribution details

EUMETCast Europe

Channel: SAF-Global
PID: 300
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EUMETCast Africa

Channel: A1C-SAF-1
PID: 100
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EUMETCast Terrestrial

Channel: T01-SAF
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Users already subscribed to OSI SAF products via EUMETCast will receive these new products automatically. Other users wishing to receive these products should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

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