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An estimate of the Geosat altimeter wind speed algorithm at high wind speeds

Young, Ian R.

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Existing wind speed algorithms for satellite altimeters have been developed from data in the range 0 to 20 m/s. At higher wind speeds the available algorithms diverge alarmingly. By comparing Geosat altimeter values of the radar cross section with model predictions of the surface winds during satellite overpasses of tropical cyclones, a wind speed algorithm valid for wind speeds between 20 and 40 m/s is developed. There is, however, considerable scatter in these data. An error analysis shows...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1993-11-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/8987
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans 98.C11 (1993): 20,275-20,285
DOI: 10.1029/93JC02117

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