Cyclone Keoni. [Image Date: 21-08-97]
Scatterometer data were used to improve accuracy of wind data so that initial values of atmospheric parameters at the model grid points better matched the actual values. Copyright European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, UK.
ERS-1 satellite
Copyright ESA
ERS-2 scatterometer data
Wind speed and direction for Hurricane Rita. Acquired on 22 September 2005, it was processed in near-real time by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KMNI).Copyright ESA/KNMI
ERS-2 satellite
Copyright EADS Astrium

Proceedings from the Living Planet Symposium 2016 may be downloaded from the link at the bottom of page. SCIroCCo was presented within the  Data Preservation and Valorisation session.

R. Crapolicchio, A. Bigazzi, G. De Chiara, X. Neyt, A. Stoffelen, M. Belmonte, W. Wagner, C. Reimer.

The Scatterometer Instrument Competence Centre (SCIRoCCo, is a project established by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2014 as an interdisciplinary cooperation of international scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA’s unique 20 years’ worth of ERS Scatterometer data (ESCAT) at medium (25Km, 50 Km) spatial resolution, and improving the quality of available and future scatterometry data.
SCIRoCCo aims at consolidating current methodologies for Scatterometer data processing and calibration. SCIRoCCo provides ERS-1/ERS-2 sensors inter-calibration, sensor characterization and data validation.
Data analysis and processing software, academic and technical publications in support of calibration and many diverse applications and research in Land (e.g. Soil Moisture), Oceanography (Ocean Winds, Sea, Ice), Climatology are also provided through the web portal, which also serves as the entry point to SCIRoCCo’s educational network, funded through Grants and aimed at fostering the next-generation scatterometry experts.
SCIRoCCo thus targets the needs of meteorological agencies, meteorological operations centers and the broader Researchers’ and Users’ communities for consistent and high quality Scatterometer data processing.

Download this file (Scirocco_LP2016_ProceedingsPaper.pdf)SCIROCCO Proceedings Paper for PL2016[ ]1366 kB
  • Visit SCIRoCCo presentation at Living Planet Symposium, May 9 2016

    Alberto Bigazzi01 May 2016
    Session  Data Preservation and Valorisation will host a presentation of the SCIroCCo Project at the Living Planet Symposium 2016. If you a...