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Ocean surface vector wind : research challenges and operational opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Halpern, David
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-21T19:08:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-21T19:08:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-05
dc.identifier.citation Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), Lugano, Switzerland, November 5-8, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5180
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43307
dc.description.abstract The atmosphere and ocean are joined together over seventy percent of Earth, with ocean surface vector wind (OSVW) stress one of the linkages. Satellite OSVW measurements provide estimates of wind divergence at the bottom of the atmosphere and wind stress curl at the top of the ocean; both variables are critical for weather and climate applications. As is common with satellite measurements, a multitude of OSVW data products exist for each currently operating satellite instrument. In 2012 the Joint Technical Commission on Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) launched an initiative to coordinate production of OSVW data products to maximize the impact and benefit of existing and future OSVW measurements in atmospheric and oceanic applications. This paper describes meteorological and oceanographic requirements for OSVW data products; provides an inventory of unique data products to illustrate that the challenge is not the production of individual data products, but the generation of harmonized datasets for analysis and synthesis of the ensemble of data products; and outlines a vision for JCOMM, in partnership with other international groups, to assemble an international network to share ideas, data, tools, strategies, and deliverables to improve utilization of satellite OSVW data products for research and operational applications. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject scatterometer en_US
dc.subject Joint Technical Commission on Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) en_US
dc.subject ocean wind en_US
dc.title Ocean surface vector wind : research challenges and operational opportunities en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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