Wind Fields and Surface Fluxes

  • D. Offiler
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 298)

Abstract

The European Space Agency’s ERS-1 satellite will carry several active radar instruments, one of which — the AMI scatterometer — will be used to derive surface wind fields. This paper describes how this instrument works, and how the winds are to be extracted from the radar data during ground processing. Plans to calibrate the satellite product, and to validate it during its lifetime will be outlined. Finally, the use to be made of these data, and derived parameters, such as surface fluxes, will be given.

Keywords

Wind Speed Surface Wind Latent Heat Flux Surface Flux European Space Agency 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Offiler
    • 1
  1. 1.Meteorological OfficeBracknellUK

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