CWDP

Introduction

Current version: v0.9, May 2018

The CFOSAT Wind Data Processor (CWDP) is a software package written in Fortran 90 for handling data from the scatterometer instrument on the French-Chinese CFOSAT satellite, to be launched in autumn 2018. CWDP generates surface winds based on the scatterometer 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 CWDP consists of wind vectors which represent surface winds within the ground swath of the scatterometer.

Documentation is available here.

Support for CWDP is provided by the OSI SAF. If you have any questions concerning CWDP, please contact the OSI SAF helpdesk (register on the OSI SAF website [provide link] to use the helpdesk).

The current beta software version can process simulated CFOSAT input data, a simulator is included. After launch a new CWDP version capable of processing real data will be released. We stimulate users to provide feedback, which will help us to improve the software in future releases.