NSCAT

Type Anticipated Data Sets Available Data Sets Collocation Criteria Results
Spatial Temporal
In-situ Research Vessels Email Requests 50 km 20 min NSCAT-1, NSCAT-2
Volunteer Observing Ships (VOS; operational subset) None 100 km 90 min  
Moored Buoys European None      
Japanese None      
NDBC None      
TAO S2-S43
Format
25 km 30 min  
Goddard Operational Subset None 100 km 90 min  
Drifting Buoys None      
Remotely Sensed ERS-2 Scatterometer IFREMER/CERSAT All 50 km 30 min  
Goddard None Interpolated 90 min  
ERS-2 Altimeter All 25 km 1 hr  
TOPEX/POSEIDON None 25 km 1 hr  
SSM/I IFREMER/CERSAT None 25 km 1 hr  
Goddard None Interpolated 90 min  
Model Analyses GEOS None Interpolated Interpolated  
NCEP None Interpolated Interpolated  
ECMWF All Interpolated Interpolated  

QSCAT

Type Anticipated Data Sets Available Data Sets Collocation Criteria Results
Spatial Temporal
In-situ Research Vessels 7 sets 50 km 20 min Results
Volunteer Observing Ships (VOS; operational subset) None 100 km 90 min  
Moored Buoys European None      
Japanese buoy data       
NDBC buoy data      
TAO Buoy data 25 km 30 min  
Goddard Operational Subset None 100 km 90 min  
Drifting Buoys Buoy Data (not collocations)      
Remotely Sensed ERS-2 Scatterometer IFREMER/CERSAT link to updated period 50 km 30 min  
Goddard None Interpolated 90 min  
ERS-2 Altimeter link to updated period 25 km 1 hr  
TOPEX/POSEIDON None 25 km 1 hr  
SSM/I IFREMER/CERSAT link to updated period 25 km 1 hr  
Goddard None Interpolated 90 min  
Model Analyses GEOS None Interpolated Interpolated  
SSM/I KNMI None 1 degree 12 hours Results
Goddard None Interpolated Interpolated