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Software
NWP SAF Wind Processing Software
The wind processing software was developed in the context of the EUMETSAT Numerical Weather Prediction Satellite Application Facility (NWP SAF). Software was developed to process scatterometer data from ERS, ASCAT (AWDP) and SeaWinds, OSCAT, HSCAT and RapidScat (PenWP) scatterometers. It is currently used (in parts) by several users, including KNMI. Its wind products are displayed on the web in near real time.

The SDP and OWDP packages are obsolete now and have been replaced by PenWP. Support is still provided for existing users.

More information on the other NWP SAF software and on the project consortium is available on the central NWP SAF web site (see related link, or click on the SAF logo).

The NWP SAF is a project by the Met Office (UK), ECMWF, Météo France and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
AWDP
The ASCAT Wind Data Processor, AWDP version 2, which is also capable of processing ERS scatterometer data, is obtainable through the software request form on the NWP SAF scatterometer pages.
PenWP
The Pencil beam Wind Processor for Ku-band instruments, PenWP version 2, is obtainable through the software request form on the NWP SAF scatterometer pages.

Please use the NWP SAF feedback form to report bugs or to ask questions about the NWP SAF and its deliverables.
Available documents
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, AWDP Product Specification version 2.4
Document external project: 2016, NWPSAF-KN-DS-003, EUMETSAT, 2016.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 209 KB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, AWDP Top Level Design version 2.4
Document external project: 2016, NWPSAF-KN-DS-004, EUMETSAT, 2016.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 688 KB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, AWDP User Manual and Reference Guide, version 2.4
Document external project: 2016, NWPSAF-KN-UD-005, EUMETSAT, 2016.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 1 MB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, PenWP Product Specification version 2.0
Document external project: 2015, NWPSAF-KN-DS-002, EUMETSAT, 2015.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 261 KB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, PenWP Top Level Design version 2.0
Document external project: 2015, NWPSAF-KN-DS-001, EUMETSAT, 2015.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 685 KB)
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen, PenWP User Manual and Reference Guide version 2.0
Document external project: 2015, NWPSAF-KN-UD-009, EUMETSAT, 2015.
Abstract (html)  Complete text (pdf: 350 KB)
Further information
Please contact the KNMI scatterometer team.


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