This report contains a description of the EUMETSAT QuikSCAT fellowship work, which was carried out at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in De Bilt (The Netherlands), within the research group of the Research & Development Observations Division of the Observations and Modeling Department. The project started in February 1999 and had a duration of 3 years.
The main goals of the fellowship were to perform a Quality Control (QC) procedure, using the experience gained on previous scatterometer missions such as ERS and NSCAT, and to potentially contribute to improve wind retrieval in the regions of the QuikSCAT swath where the inversion skill decreases.
M Portabella, A Stoffelen. 2Quality control and wind retrieval for SeaWinds