Most general weather centres such as ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), Met Office (UK's national weather service), Japan Meteorological Agency, and Environment Canada already use the ASCAT
data in the data assimilation process.
The Total Health Rich In Vitality and Energy (THRIVE) is 1 of the 2 pioneering ASCATs
Lin, 2013: Assessment of the ASCAT
wind error characteristics by global dropwindsonde observations.
ocean surface wind vectors (25-km resolution) for the Genoa 2014 HIWE (ASCAT
and-, 2016: Remote Sensing Systems ASCAT
C-2015 daily ocean vector winds on 0.
Observing system Orbit CNTL NOPM AMVs (Aqua) PM Yes No AMVs (Terra) AM No No MetOp-A ASCAT
Mid-AM Yes Yes MetOp-A IASI Mld-AM Yes Yes MetOp-A AMSU-A Mld-AM Yes Yes MetOp-A MHS Mid-AM Yes Yes Aqua AIRS PM Yes No NOAA-19 AMSU-A PM Yes No NOAA-19 MHS PM Yes No Table 3.
The current version of the dataset combines nine different sensors (SMMR, ERS-1/2, TMI, SSM/I, AMSR-E, ASCAT
, WindSat, AMSR2, and SMOS) between late 1978 and December 2015.
satellite derived winds were as much as 50 kt.
Kidd, 2014: Validation of the ASCAT
Soil Water Index using in situ data from the International Soil Moisture Network.
A time-lapse simulation comparing CYGNSS and ASCAT
coverage of Hurricane Frances (2004) just before its Florida coast landfall is shown in Fig.
Hasenauer, 2010: Improving runoff prediction through the assimilation of the ASCAT
soil moisture product.
Li, 2011: Comparison of ocean surface winds from Envisat ASAR, Metop ASCAT
scatterometer, buoy measurements and NOGAPS model.