AWDP v2.4 has been released. This version of the ASCAT and ERS scatterometer wind data processor includes the new CMOD7 Geophysical Model Function (GMF) for wind retrieval. CMOD7 results in better quality winds at low wind speeds and also in more uniform wind retrievals across the satellite swath. Moreover, AWDP v2.4 features high resolution ASCAT wind processing on a 6.25″ swath grid, based on the ASCAT level1b full resolution data.
A validation report on the ASCAT 6.25 winds has been published and is now available on the technical reports page