Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute; Ministery Of Infrastructure And The Environment

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), SeaWinds, OSCAT, HSCAT and RapidScat (PenWP), and CFOSAT Rotating Fan Beam (CWDP) scatterometers. The software 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The SDP and OWDP packages are obsolete now and have been replaced by PenWP.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).

Since 2017, wind processing packages are further developed within the Ocean and Sea Ice SAF, however they are still distributed through the NWP SAF website.
AWDP
The ASCAT Wind Data Processor, AWDP version 3, which is also capable of processing ERS scatterometer data, is obtainable through the software request form on the NWP SAF scatterometer pages. The documentation can be found here.
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. The documentation can be found here.
CWDP
The CFOSAT Wind Data Processor for the Rotating Fan Beam scatterometer, CWDP version 0.9, is obtainable through the software request form on the NWP SAF scatterometer pages. The documentation can be found here.

Please use the NWP SAF helpdesk form to report bugs or to ask questions about the NWP SAF and its deliverables.
Further information
Please contact the KNMI scatterometer team.


Near real time Wind Products
OSI SAF Wind Climate Data Records
Discontinued Wind Products
Software
R&D work
Projects
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