The issue with the observed degradation in the SMAP wind speed BETA Version starting in May 2017 has been tracked down and traced back to an error in the sea ice mask, which affected the sensor calibration leading to erroneous results. The problem has been resolved. All SMAP wind speeds have been reprocessed back to April 1, 2017. On July, 25, 2017 regular processing and distribution of the SMAP wind speed BETA Version has resumed.
Production and Distribution of SMAP Wind Speeds Resumes.
Monday, June 26, 2017