Global Satellite Derived Ocean Surface Wind Products

Sensors: SSMI (F13, F14, F15) & QuikSCAT

Winds are averaged by 1 x 1 degree boxes

PLEASE, note that there is time delay of about 8 hours before update to allow all data to be in place!

SSM/I surface wind speeds and QuikSCAT surface winds
Product \ Time 00Z 06Z 12Z 18Z
  SSM/I Composite Surface Wind Speed   (OMBNN3*) in knots  C   C   C   C 
  SSM/I F13 Surface Wind Speed   (OMBNN3*) in knots  13   13   13   13 
  SSM/I F14 Surface Wind Speed   (OMBNN3*) in knots  14   14   14   14 
  SSM/I F15 Surface Wind Speed   (OMBNN3*) in knots  15   15   15   15 
QuikSCAT Surface Winds in knots QuikSCAT ceased providing data in 2009
(*) All SSM/I retrievals are performed by the OMBNN3 neural network algorithm

SSM/I Products Description

QuikSCAT Product Description

(instrument data ended in 2009)

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Last changed 18 August 2014