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17 years of storms and hurricanes tracked by scatterometers
Wednesday 20 August 2008   Scatterometers are satellite embedded microwave radar specially designed to measure the sea surface wind speed and direction under all weather and cloud conditions. Since the launch of ERS-1 in 1991, sea surface winds have been continuously measured at global scale thanks to an uninterrupted series of missions such as ERS-2; ADEOS-1, QuikSCAT, ADEOS-2 and now METOP-A. We have scanned the complete archive of some of…
Access to O&SI SAF METOP wind and sea surface temperature data
Wednesday 20 August 2008 METOP is the first of a new series of weather satellites operated by EUMETSAT. It embeds two relevant sensors for oceanagraphy : a scatterometer for sea surface wind and sea ice measurement, and an infrared radiometer allowing to retrieve the sea surface temperature at high resolution and over the whole oceans. The ocean data for METOP are produced by the O&SI SAF and these data are…