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19 August 2009 A cross-calibrated multiple platform ocean surface wind data set
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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.
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Robert Atlas, Ross N. Hoffman, and Joseph Ardizzone "A cross-calibrated multiple platform ocean surface wind data set", Proc. SPIE 7459, Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications, 74590D (19 August 2009);

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