SDP

Current version: SDP v2.2, September 2014

The SeaWinds Data Processor (SDP) is a software package written in Fortran 90 for handling data from the SeaWinds scatterometer carried by QuikSCAT. SDP generates surface winds based on SeaWinds 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 SDP consists of wind vectors which represent surface winds within the ground swath of the scatterometer.

The SDP processor for SeaWinds is now obsolete and has been superseded by PenWP. Support is still available for existing users through the NWP SAF helpdesk.