There are several products available in this dataset.
* Wind direction and speed derived by JPL from the scatterometer
instrument aboard the ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites. These along swath
orbit data are online at NCAR. However, due to restrictions place on
the data usage, by the European Space Agency (ESA), data users must
first receive permission to use this dataset. Questions concerning
permission should be directed to:
* The above ERS products were archived in the 1990s and are quite old
versions. Better versions are available through European KNMI/ESA
* 1-degree by 1-degree, 80S to 80N, monthly mean grids for ERS1
(1991.01-1996.05) and ERS2 (1996.04-1999.12). These data were obtained
directly from CERSAT, IFREMER, France. [http://cersat.ifremer.fr/]
Extant variables include wind speed, u- and v- wind components,
stresses, divergence and curl.