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ERS Wind and Soil Moisture Scatterometer data is provided through the ESA Eearth Online  Portal, via the Fast Registration procedure.
 

ERS Wind Scatterometer Level 2.0

ERS Wind Scatterometer Level 2.0 data are available as:

  • High resolution [25 Km] ASPS and NetCDF format
  • Nominal resolution [50 km] ASPS and NetCDF format
  • Nominal resolution [50 km] UWI format (to keep the compatibility with previous data formats, see the table below).

Detailed tables reporting the total number of missing Level 2 Orbits for each ERS-2 cycle are available through the Quality Report Pages on the ESA/SPPA web portal.

A useful resource regarding data availability and quality are the Quality Readme files for the ERS-1/2 Wind Scatterometer Products  and the ERS-2 Soil Moisture Products.

 

Description

Data Availability 

ERS-2

Data Availability  

ERS-1

SCATTEROMETER High Resolution Ocean Wind field and Sea Ice probability (ERS.ASPS20.H)

Reprocessed Data: ERS-2 data are available from March  1996 to July 2011

Reprocessed Data: ERS-1 data are available from August 1991 to June 1996

SCATTEROMETER Nominal Resolution Ocean Wind field and Sea Ice probability (ERS.ASPS20.N)

Reprocessed Data: ERS-2 data are available from March 1996 to July 2011

Reprocessed Data: ERS-1 data are available from August 1991 to June 1996

ERS.UWI: Scatterometer Nominal Resolution back-scattering measurements, Ocean Wind field

Reprocessed Data: ERS-2 data are available from March 1996 to July 2011

Reprocessed Data: ERS-1 data are available from August 1991 to June 1996

 

ERS-2 Soil Moisture Data

Surface soil moisture records are derived from the backscatter coefficient σ0 measured by the Scatterometer on-board the European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-2)  using the Technische Universität (TU) Wien soil moisture retrieval algorithm called WARP (WAter Retrieval Package).

 

Name

Processor

Temporal
Coverage

Spatial
Coverage

ERS-2 SCAT 25 km and 50 km Soil Moisture Time Series (ERS.SSM.H.TS, ERS.SSM.N.TS)

WARP 5.6

1996-03-26 to 2011-07-04

Global coverage until 2001, from 2003 onwards regional coverage

ERS-2 SCAT 25 km and 50 km Soil Moisture Orbit  Product (ERS.SSM.H, ERS.SSM.N)

WARP 5.6

1996-03-26 to 2011-07-04

Global coverage until 2001, from 2003 onwards regional coverage

 

Scatterometer Surface Soil moisture WARP 5.6 Technical Documents:

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