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The measurement of winds over the ocean from Skylab with application to measuring and forecasting typhoons and hurricanesOn Skylab, a combination microwave radar-radiometer (S193) made measurements in a tropical hurricane (AVA), a tropical storm, and various extratropical wind systems. The winds at each cell scanned by the instrument were determined by objective numerical analysis techniques. The measured radar backscatter is compared to the analyzed winds and shown to provide an accurate method for measuring winds from space. An operational version of the instrument on an orbiting satellite will be able to provide the kind of measurements in tropical cyclones available today only by expensive and dangerous aircraft reconnaissance. Additionally, the specifications of the wind field in the tropical boundary layer should contribute to improved accuracy of tropical cyclone forecasts made with numerical weather predictions models currently being applied to the tropical atmosphere.
Document ID
19760049465
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Cardone, V. J. (City Univ. of New York NY, United States)
Pierson, W. J. (New York, City University Bronx, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Meeting Information
International Symposium on Space Technology and Science(Tokyo)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-13642
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other