QuickSCAT winds

To help analyzing the quality of the QuikSCAT retrieved winds (from JPL/PO.DAAC L2B product), comparisons with other sensors are performed using the QuikSCAT colocated products generated at CERSAT. Long term first order statistics on wind comparisons are computed on all available data points, including :

  • wind speed differences
  • wind speed distributions
  • fit for wind speeds (y=ax+b, where x=SeaWinds on QuikSCAT and y=other sensor)
  • wind direction differences
  • wind direction distributions
  • geographical distribution of selected points

These statistics are continually updated and plotted on a dedicated page for each of the following colocated products :