12 August 2010 Impact of satellite surface wind observations on ocean surface wind analyses and numerical weather prediction
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Since the 1970s, an extensive series of data impact studies has been performed to evaluate and enhance the impact of satellite surface wind data on ocean surface wind analyses and fluxes, atmospheric and oceanic modeling, and weather prediction. These studies led to the first beneficial impacts of scatterometer winds on numerical weather prediction (NWP), the development of the methodology to assimilate surface wind speeds derived from passive microwave radiometry, and the operational use of satellite surface winds by marine forecasters and NWP models. In recent years, the impact of these data on NWP has decreased as more competing data have become available; however, the results of our recent experiments still show a very significant impact of satellite surface winds on ocean surface wind analyses and on the prediction of selected storms over the oceans.
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Robert Atlas, Robert Atlas, Ross N. Hoffman, Ross N. Hoffman, S. Mark Leidner, S. Mark Leidner, Joseph Ardizzone, Joseph Ardizzone, } "Impact of satellite surface wind observations on ocean surface wind analyses and numerical weather prediction", Proc. SPIE 7811, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization VI: Readiness for GEOSS IV, 781102 (12 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858790; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858790
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