Brief descriptionThe dataset consists of ocean surface wind speed and direction at 10m height and 1 km spatial resolution around the wider Australian coastal areas, spanning 4 years (2017 to 2021) of measurements from Sentinel-1 A and B imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) platforms. The winds have been derived using a consistent SAR wind retrieval algorithm, processing the full Sentinel-1 archive in this region. The data have been calibrated against Metop-A/B Scatterometer buoy-calibrated, wind measurements and examined for potential changes in calibration over the duration of the data. The calibrated data are further validated by comparisons against independent Altimeter (Cryosat-2, Jason-2, Jason-3, and SARAL) wind speeds.
The ongoing IMOS (Integrated Marine Observing System) Surface Waves Sub-Facility SAR wind database (delayed mode data) is available through the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal (https://portal.aodn.org.au/search?uuid=b02b929f-2caf-45d4-ac60-d4632b7ca0ca), the main repository for marine data in Australia. The data represented by this metadata record is a snapshot of the database at the time of this publication (November 2022), and has been assigned a DOI and will be maintained in perpetuity by the AODN.
LineageMaintenance and Update Frequency: notPlanned
For full details of quality control procedures applied; data generation workflow; format and file naming conventions see the data paper.
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by Australian Government.
European Space Agency
European Copernicus program
Copernicus Australasia regional data hub
Created: 15 02 2022
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(Website of the IMOS Surface Waves Sub-Facility)
(Website of the Copernicus Australasia regional data hub)
(Jupyter notebook - SAR winds getting started)
- global : cadbbb00-a490-445a-be72-ec1630a3aeee
- Local : DOI: 10.26198/3rqa-2181