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Scatterometer wind vector products for application in meteorology and oceanography

J Vogelzang, A Stoffelen

Scatterometers measure the radar backscatter from wind-generated cm-size gravity-capillary waves and provide high-resolution vector wind fields over the oceans. All-weather scatterometer observations have proven accurate and important for the forecasting of dynamical and severe weather. Oceanographic applications have been initiated since scatterometers provide unique forcing information on the ocean eddy scale. With the launch of the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) on board MetOp-A in 2006, and the foreseen launch of its successors MetOp-B and MetOp-C in 2012 and 2017, respectively, scatterometer measurements are guaranteed until 2022. In this paper the principles of scatterometer wind measurement are reviewed. The quality of scatterometer winds in terms of resolution and accuracy is assessed using sophisticated statistical methods. Future product improvements are indicated. It is expected that in this decennium the number of operational scatterometers will increasesubstantially, leading to improved temporal sampling. This opens the way for new products that will be useful for applications in meteorology and oceanography

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J Vogelzang, A Stoffelen. Scatterometer wind vector products for application in meteorology and oceanography
accepted, Journal of Sea Research, 2012

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