OWDP

Current version: v1.1, February 2013

The OSCAT Wind Data Processor (OWDP) is a software package written in Fortran 90 for handling data from the scatterometer instrument onboard Oceansat-2 (OSCAT). OWDP generates surface winds based on OSCAT backscatter data.

It allows performing the ambiguity removal with the Two-dimensional Variational Ambiguity Removal (2DVAR) method and it supports the Multiple Solution Scheme (MSS).

The output of OWDP consists of wind vectors which represent surface winds within the ground swath of the scatterometer.

The OWDP processor for Oceansat-2 is now obsolete and has been superseded by PenWP. Support is still available for existing users through the NWP SAF helpdesk.