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A cross-calibrated multiple platform ocean surface wind data set
Author(s): Robert Atlas; Ross N. Hoffman; Joseph Ardizzone
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Paper Abstract

A cross-calibrated, multi-satellite ocean surface wind data is described. It covers the global ocean for the twenty-one year period from 1987 to 2008 with 6-hour and 25-km resolution. This data set is produced using all ocean surface wind speed observations from SSM/I, AMSR-E, and TMI, and all ocean surface wind vector observations from QuikSCAT and SeaWinds. An enhanced variational analysis method (VAM) performs quality control and combines these data with available conventional ship and buoy data and ECMWF analyses. The VAM analyses fit the data used and withheld data very closely and contain small-scale structures not present in operational analyses. These data should be extremely useful to atmospheric and oceanic research, and to air-sea interaction studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7459, Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications, 74590D (19 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824465
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Atlas, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Ross N. Hoffman, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (United States)
Joseph Ardizzone, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7459:
Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications
Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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