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A modified objective mapping technique for scatterometer wind dataA method for generating high-resolution wind maps from scatterometer data was developed and tested on synthetic data for the northeast Pacific Ocean. It is shown that, unlike the wind fields generated by current GCMs, the wind maps constructed by this method retain the high spatial resolution of the scatterometer wherever adequate measurements exist. For the NASA scatterometer, this method would produce every 12 hours a wind map with spatial resolution that preserves the small-scale features of the original data over about half the mapped region. Over the rest of the region, maps with somewhat lower resolution and accuracy will be obtained.
Document ID
19900060084
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Kelly, Kathryn A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. MA, United States)
Caruso, Michael J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
August 15, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 95
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-957652
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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