The Advanced scatterometer, ASCAT, on MetOp-A was launched on 19 October 2006 as the third wind scatterometer currently in space joining up with the ERS-2 and the SeaWinds scatterometers. Scatterometers measure the radar backscatter from windgenerated cm-size gravity-capillary waves and provide high-resolution wind vector fields over the sea with high quality. In this paper we show progress in high resolution processing and its verification, and in processing closer to the coast.
Ad Stoffelen, Marcos Portabella, Anton Verhoef, Jur Vogelzang. ON HIGH RESOLUTION COASTAL WINDS
2008, 2008, EuroGOOS