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) 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
WS
Asc
~07Z
AS-A
Asc
~09Z
AS-B
Asc
~10Z
Broad            
Tropics Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo
Oceanics Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo Lo
 
Zoomed
           
Tropics   Hi Hi   Hi Hi
NZ   Hi Hi   Hi Hi
Sub/For   Hi Hi   Hi Hi
Southern   Hi Hi   Hi Hi
Pacific   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)

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)