Ocean Surface Wind Mosaics

This page provides access to stitched mosaics of ocean surface wind tiles from the NESDIS/NOAA/STAR Ocean Surface Winds Team website.

Instrument data sources and abbreviations used here are: ASCAT METOP-A (AS-A), ASCAT METOP-B (AS-B), ASCAT METOP-C (AS-C) and WindSAT (WS). ASCAT and WindSAT are in sun synchronous orbits, so pass over/near NZ twice a day on their ascending (Asc) or descending (Dsc) pass at about the same time each day (listed below).

Two views are offered covering various areas in the South Pacific; "broad" based on low-res (Lo) 20x30deg tiles, and "zoomed" based on hi-res (Hi) 10x15deg tiles.


Mosaic Selection

Source
Pass
Time@NZ
 
WS
Dsc
~19Z
AS-A
Dsc
~21Z
AS-B
Dsc
~22Z
AS-C
Dsc
~22Z
WS
Asc
~07Z
AS-A
Asc
~09Z
AS-B
Asc
~10Z
AS-C
Asc
~10Z
Broad                
Tropics Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo
Oceanics Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo
 
Zoomed
               
Tropics   Hi Hi Hi   Hi Hi Hi
NZ   Hi Hi Hi   Hi Hi Hi
Sub/For   Hi Hi Hi   Hi Hi Hi
Southern   Hi Hi Hi   Hi Hi Hi
Pacific   Hi Hi Hi   Hi Hi Hi


Data Availability

Unlike the source OSWT website, these images are NOT clickable - they are presented here only for a quick look at what data is available.

WindSAT Descending Pass (~19Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
WindSAT Descending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)

ASCAT-A Descending Pass (~21Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
ASCAT-A Descending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)
Hi-res (10x15deg)
ASCAT-A Descending Pass, Hi-res (10x15deg)

ASCAT-B Descending Pass (~22Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
ASCAT-B Descending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)
Hi-res (10x15deg)
ASCAT-B Descending Pass, Hi-res (10x15deg)

ASCAT-C Descending Pass (~22Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
ASCAT-C Descending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)
Hi-res (10x15deg)
ASCAT-C Descending Pass, Hi-res (10x15deg)

WindSAT Ascending Pass (~07Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
WindSAT Ascending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)

ASCAT-A Ascending Pass (~09Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
ASCAT-A Ascending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)
Hi-res (10x15deg)
ASCAT-A Ascending Pass, Hi-res (10x15deg)

ASCAT-B Ascending Pass (~10Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
ASCAT-B Ascending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)
Hi-res (10x15deg)
ASCAT-B Ascending Pass, Hi-res (10x15deg)

ASCAT-C Ascending Pass (~10Z NZ area)

Lo-res (20x30deg)
ASCAT-C Ascending Pass, Lo-res (20x30deg)
Hi-res (10x15deg)
ASCAT-C Ascending Pass, Hi-res (10x15deg)