Archived Wind and Stress Products
Several long-term time sets of scatterometer wind data are available from
various archives. Data sets not listed here may be available on request.
ERS-1 and ERS-2 scatterometer
Ten years of reprocessed ERS-1 and 2 level 2 swath wind data are available from KNMI on
request. Besides winds, also the corresponding
wind stress gridded products (L3)
are available on the KNMI Climate Explorer. These were produced in the context
of the CM SAF
The Reprocessed SeaWinds L2 25 km winds and Reprocessed SeaWinds L2 50 km winds,
in BUFR and NetCDF format, will be available online soon from the
(EUMETSAT Data Centre
For now, the data are available from KNMI on request.
The OSI SAF ASCAT wind products from Metop-A are in BUFR and NetCDF format are
available online from the
EUMETSAT Data Centre
You can click on the link 'Online Ordering Application' on this page. After registration
and login, choose the Search Type 'SAF' and you will find the ASCAT winds. The date and
region of interest can be chosen easily.
The OSI SAF ASCAT wind products in NetCDF format are also available online from
The OSI SAF OSCAT wind products are available from KNMI on request.
Level 3 gridded wind data
Level 3 data on a regular lat/lon grid are available online from MyOcean. These products
are based on the OSI SAF swath level 2 wind data. Currently, ASCAT and OSCAT level 3
wind data can be retrieved from
Choose 'Global Ocean' and 'Winds' in the catalogue.
Please contact the
KNMI scatterometer team