|Date of Launch:|
|ERS-1 - 17 July 1991
ERS-2 - 21 April 1995
|ERS-1 ended on March 2000 and ERS-2 September 2011|
|782 to 785 km|
|Near-circular, polar, Sun-synchronous|
The ERS data reprocessed with the ASPS facility is also available in the UWI format to maintain the compatibility with the FD (Fast Delivery) products.
The ASPS UWI product is organised in frames of 500 x 500 km providing the radar backscattering sigma nought for the three beams of the instrument plus the wind speed and direction.
The wind retrieval is performed with the CMOD5N geophysical model function derived by ECMWF to compute the neutral winds rather than 10m winds.
ASPS UWI products are provided with a spatial resolution of 50x50km and a grid spacing of 25 km. One product covers one orbit from ascending node crossing.
Please consult the Product Quality Readme file before using the ERS ASPS data.
82 N, 82 S, 180 W, 180 E
|Temporal coverage:||1991-08-01 - 2011-07-04|
|Current Processor Version:||ASPS 10.04|