Wind Product (UWI - AMI Wind Fast Delivery)
The AMI (Active Microwave Instrumentation) wind product includes the intermediate and final results of the wind product generation. It consists of an array of wind vectors expressed in wind speed and direction. The product corresponds to a 500 x 500-km area. This area is represented by a 19 x 19 array of cells, with nominal 25-km spacing. The produced wind field corresponds to an equivalent neutral stability wind field, referenced to a height of 10 m. For each cell a wind vector is given together with latitude and longitude. The sigma nought and other information needed to convert these to wind fields are also provided for each cell.
Performance and Quality
The Cyclic Reports include a summary of the daily quality control made within the IDEAS (Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis Service) and various sections describing the results of the investigations related to the Scatterometer. In each section, results are shown from the beginning of the mission in order to see the evolution and to outline possible “seasonal” effects. An explanation for the major events which have impacted the performance since launch is given, and comments about the events which occurred during the cycle are included.