GRIB Model

ASCAT - Advanced Scatterometer wind data

Provider:Ocean Prediction Center, National Weather Service, NOAA (USA)
Model scope:Global
Update frequency:roughly hourly
Resolution:0.25°, 15.0nm, 27.7km
Model duration:all data at time: 0 hr
Parameters:wind, ascat swath info
GRIB model date:Sun Jan 21 12:46:00 2018 UTC
Download date:Sun Jan 21 16:08:04 2018 UTC
Download delay:3hr 22min


The data presented in this model is considered to be somewhat experimental. This is not forecast data. The ASCAT data is created by satellites which are able to observe ocean conditions and determine the wind speed and direction. This ability can be useful to obtain actual wind conditions as well as verifying earlier forecast data.

The following description has been taken directly from some official documentation

The Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) winds products are processed by NOAA/NESDIS utilizing measurements from the scatterometer instrument aboard the EUMETSAT Metop satellites. The instrument uses radar to measure backscatter to determine speed and direction of winds over the surface of the oceans. …