These products are intended for users requiring direct, geolocated and dated observations. The constraint is that the data availability over a given region within a given time range depends on whether the sensor spotted this region at the requested moment or not.
They consist in synoptic fields of various geophysical quantities at regular space/time resolutions, depending on each sensor's sampling pattern. Estimating these gridded value-added products requires :
The gridded product are much more easier and practical to handle than swath products :
Available gridded products at CERSAT include global mean wind fields, sea-ice maps, radar backscatter over land.
These products are specially intended for the following studies :
monitoring geophysical features or events over specific areas and time periods (from various sensors)Many colocation products, coupling satellite, in-situ (TAO, TOGA, ...buoy networks) and models (ECMWF) observations are now generated and distributed at CERSAT.