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Evaluation of high-resolution ocean surface vector winds measured by QuikSCAT scatterometer in coastal regions

Wenqing Tang, W.T. Liu, B.W. Stiles
2004 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Using measurements from moored buoys from the National Buoy Data Center, the high-resolution QuikSCAT wind data are found to have similar accuracy as standard data in the open ocean.  ...  Even with larger error, the high-resolution winds, in medium to high strength, would still be useful over coastal ocean.  ...  Evaluation of High-Resolution Ocean Surface Vector Winds Measured by QuikSCAT Scatterometer in Coastal Regions Wenqing Tang, W. Timothy Liu, and Bryan W.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2004.831685 fatcat:fl34ku24p5dxtbutzvie3kumhe

Validation and Evaluation of QuikSCAT Ultra-High Resolution Wind Retrieval in the Gulf of Maine

A. M. Plagge, D. C. Vandemark, D. G. Long
2008 IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
With this refinement, the ultra-high resolution winds show great promise in the coastal region.  ...  Researchers at Brigham Young University have created an experimental 2.5 km ultra-high resolution (UHR) wind product from the QuikSCAT scatterometer.  ...  The authors would like to note the importance of in situ information from the National Buoy Database and the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System.  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2008.4779693 dblp:conf/igarss/PlaggeVL08 fatcat:k3oyjb43rvehvjg6pac3msqwom

Coastal Validation of Ultra-high Resolution Wind Vector Retrieval From QuikSCAT in the Gulf of Maine

A.M. Plagge, D.C. Vandemark, D.G. Long
2009 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  
An experimental 2.5-km ultrahigh-resolution (UHR) wind product provided by NASA's QuikSCAT scatterometer offers the potential for new access to coastal surface wind dynamics at the mesoscale level and  ...  An example of a specific wind event illustrates the potential benefits of improved resolution measurements for examining ocean-atmosphere dynamics.  ...  It is for these reasons that a high-resolution scatterometer wind product could benefit many users in the coastal ocean community.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lgrs.2009.2014852 fatcat:ihzssacsxjam7fylvdpbcx5irq

Evaluating the spatio-temporal variation of China's offshore wind resources based on remotely sensed wind field data

Dong Jiang, Dafang Zhuang, Yaohuan Huang, Jianhua Wang, Jingying Fu
2013 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
In this paper, a distribution study of offshore wind power in China using QuikSCAT Level-2 satellite measurements at a 0.5-degree horizontal resolution was performed.  ...  Based on long-term information of daily average wind field, the paper gives an overview of the spatio-temporal distribution of wind resources in China's coastal regions.  ...  Thanks to Center for Satellite Exploitation and Research of France (CERSAT) for providing the daily Quikscat wind field data.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2013.03.058 fatcat:rhjsar5w4nbjpgigplfahogo74

Impacts of Climate Oscillation on Offshore Wind Resources in China Seas

Qing Xu, Yizhi Li, Yongcun Cheng, Xiaomin Ye, Zenghai Zhang
2022 Remote Sensing  
The CSEOF analysis was performed on wind speeds at 70 m height above the sea surface from a validated combined Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) and Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) wind product (2000–2016)  ...  with high spatial resolution of 12.5 km, and Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) wind data (1979–2016) with a grid size of 0.5° × 0.5°.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14081879 fatcat:crqv7i6pibaznltr2j32c3soea

Comparison of analyzed and measured wind speeds in the perspective of oceanic simulations over the Mediterranean basin: Analyses, QuikSCAT and buoy data

Paolo M. Ruti, Salvatore Marullo, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, Michel Tremant
2008 Journal of Marine Systems  
measured by buoy-mounted anemometers.  ...  Surface vector wind datasets from different assimilation systems and from scatterometers have been recently made available over the entire Mediterranean basin and for a large spectrum of spatial and temporal  ...  The NCEP reanalysis data was provided to us by NOAA's Climate Diagnostic Center. QSCAT/NCEP Blended Ocean Winds have been obtained from Colorado Research Associates http://dss. ucar.edu/.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.02.026 fatcat:gelg25pmzfdm7h7qgoualuvl6a

Evaluation of high-resolution surface wind products at global and regional scales

A Bentamy, D Croize-Fillon, P Queffeulou, C Liu, H Roquet
2009 Journal of operational oceanography. Publisher: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology  
High resolution surface wind fields covering the global ocean, estimated from remotely sensed wind data and ECMWF wind analyses, have been available since 2005 with a spatial resolution of 0.25° in longitude  ...  Their quality is investigated through various comparisons with surface wind vectors from 190 buoys moored in various oceanic basins, from research vessels and from QuikSCAT scatterometer data taken during  ...  Indeed, surface winds retrieved from QuikSCAT measurements represent the state of the art in global wind vector estimations.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1755876x.2009.12027738 fatcat:glwoyjueare57h3qt4vbd5lp3a

Land-Contamination Compensation for QuikSCAT Near-Coastal Wind Retrieval

M.P. Owen, D.G. Long
2009 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The QuikSCAT scatterometer is used to accurately retrieve winds over the ocean at both high (2.5 km) and low (25 km) resolutions.  ...  In near-coastal regions, land contamination of measurements results in inaccurate wind estimates using current techniques.  ...  QuikSCAT is not limited by cloud cover or light conditions. Although advantageous for those reasons, QuikSCAT is limited by measurement clutter in coastal regions [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2008.2005633 fatcat:gx7kj7p6jrdqrdvhsxhiive57e

Ocean Surface Winds from Space ¿ A Collaborative Education Effort

Joan Von Ahn, Zorana Jelenak, Joseph Sienkiewicz, Michael Brennan
2006 OCEANS 2006  
The measurement of ocean surface winds using remote sensing technologies is the only means of obtaining wind information over large portions of the global ocean in a timely manner.  ...  for measuring and interpreting remotely sensed ocean vector winds.  ...  of the Tropical Prediction Center for their participation in the evaluation of the use and impact of QuikSCAT data in the operational environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceans.2006.307087 fatcat:jypp5xts6bdajie7euvmwadfum

Wind power distribution over the ocean

W. Timothy Liu, Wenqing Tang, Xiaosu Xie
2008 Geophysical Research Letters  
It also reveals regions of high wind power associated with flow distortion by land, wind channeled by land topography, and buoyancy effect on turbulent stress driven by ocean fronts.  ...  1] Probability distribution and power density of wind speed over global oceans are computed from eight years of QuikSCAT measurements.  ...  It was jointly supported by the Ocean Vector Wind and Physical Oceanography Program of NASA.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2008gl034172 fatcat:2fvlv2dqh5alhptvrbjtbjt6c4

Regional accuracy of QuikSCAT gridded winds

G. V. Mostovoy, P. J. Fitzpatrick, Y. Li
2005 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
Due to non-uniform spatialtemporal sampling of the scatterometer, interpolation procedures cannot provide proper estimates in data gaps over the regions not covered by a swath.  ...  Another consequence of the spatial-temporal interpolation is that the winds are distorted at a frequency matching the dominant sampling interval (3-4 days) of QuikSCAT measurements over the Bay of Bengal  ...  The authors greatly appreciate the efforts of Mark Bourassa, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at FSU, for maintaining the COAPS scatterometer web page.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01431160500165864 fatcat:i4j25znv5rhexmjwlhsjnsvd44

L-band SAR-derived Sea Surface Wind Retrieval off the East Coast of Korea and Error Characteristics
L밴드 인공위성 SAR를 이용한 동해 연안 해상풍 산출 및 오차 특성

Tae-Sung Kim, Kyung-Ae Park, Won-Moon Choi, Sungwook Hong, Byoung-Cheol Choi, Inchul Shin, Kyung-Ryul Kim
2012 Korean Journal of Remote Sensing  
We could retrieve high-resolution wind vectors off the east coast of Korea including the coastal region, which has been substantially unavailable from satellite scatterometers.  ...  Retrieved SAR-wind speeds showed a good agreement with in-situ buoy measurement by showing relatively small an root-mean-square (RMS) error of 0.67 m/s.  ...  vector cell of 25 km by 25 km with only a wind vector as denoted in a white arrow.  ... 
doi:10.7780/kjrs.2012.28.5.1 fatcat:eglz43kiv5hzdnmrtfrlehydhq

Ultra-high-resolution near-coastal wind retrieval for QuikSCAT

Michael P. Owen, Keith M. Stuart, David G. Long, Robert J. Frouin
2007 Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing  
The SeaWinds on QuikSCAT scatterometer measures near surface ocean winds using radar backscatter values and a geophysical model function.  ...  QuikSCAT data is limited in coastal regions due to land contamination of the backscatter measurements.  ...  INTRODUCTION The SeaWinds on QuikSCAT scatterometer offers valuable analysis of wind speeds over the ocean around the world.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.732681 fatcat:cmjaoe62ubbclgmk5quhqgcpia

Comparison of 10-m Wind Forecasts from a Regional Area Model and QuikSCAT Scatterometer Wind Observations over the Mediterranean Sea

Christophe Accadia, Stefano Zecchetto, Alfredo Lavagnini, Antonio Speranza
2007 Monthly Weather Review  
In open-sea regions the model underestimates wind strength from about 0.5 m s Ϫ1 in spring and summer to 1.0 m s Ϫ1 in winter, as evidenced by the existing biases against scatterometer data.  ...  This has been carried out by analyzing the fields of the mean wind vectors, wind speed bias, correlation, difference standard deviation, steadiness, gustiness, and mean wind direction difference, in order  ...  We thank the Department of Internal and Marine Waters Protection (APAT), Rome, Italy, for making available to us the QBOLAM dataset, and Marco Casaioli and Stefano Mariani in particular for their help.  ... 
doi:10.1175/mwr3370.1 fatcat:nmaw4kk7zbf7dc7d5gcorlal3y

Remotely Sensed Winds and Wind Stresses for Marine Forecasting and Ocean Modeling

Mark A. Bourassa, Thomas Meissner, Ivana Cerovecki, Paul S. Chang, Xiaolong Dong, Giovanna De Chiara, Craig Donlon, Dmitry S. Dukhovskoy, Jocelyn Elya, Alexander Fore, Melanie R. Fewings, Ralph C. Foster (+22 others)
2019 Frontiers in Marine Science  
The observational needs for a wide range of wind and stress applications are provided. These needs strongly support a short list of desired capabilities of future missions and constellations.  ...  Strengths and weakness of remotely sensed winds are discussed, along with the current capabilities for remotely sensing winds and stress. Future missions are briefly mentioned.  ...  This will permit higher resolution reprocessing of the data beyond the standard products, such as the Ultra-High Resolution and coastal QuikSCAT products discussed in section Scatterometers (e.g., Plagge  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00443 fatcat:mbket5dcjvaibhd2j5ngkyvvri
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