Current version: v3.1, May 2017

The ASCAT Wind Data Processor (AWDP) is a software package written in Fortran 90 for handling data from the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) and European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS) scatterometer instruments. AWDP generates surface winds based on ASCAT and ERS 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 AWDP consists of wind vectors which represent surface winds within the ground swath of the scatterometer.

Documentation is available here.

If you have any questions concerning AWDP, please contact the NWP SAF helpdesk.