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Assessment of CYGNSS Wind Speed Retrievals in Tropical Cyclones

Lucrezia Ricciardulli, Carl Mears, Andrew Manaster, Thomas Meissner
2021 Remote Sensing  
Here, we focus on using a consistent methodology to validate multiple CYGNSS wind data records currently available to the public, some focusing on low to moderate wind speeds, others for high winds, a  ...  The assessment of CYGNSS winds (2017–2020) is performed here at global scales and for all wind regimes, with particular focus on TCs, using measurements from radiometers that are specifically developed  ...  for assistance with data download, storage, and distribution.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13245110 fatcat:l7m4tactbfdqha4fpsffvm2r3e

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  
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.  ...  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.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank Roger Samelson, Dudley Chelton, Ted Strub, Eric Skyllingstad, and Larry O'Neill (all  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00443 fatcat:mbket5dcjvaibhd2j5ngkyvvri

Sea surface salinity estimates from spaceborne L-band radiometers: An overview of the first decade of observation (2010–2019)

N. Reul, S.A. Grodsky, M. Arias, J. Boutin, R. Catany, B. Chapron, F. D'Amico, E. Dinnat, C. Donlon, A. Fore, S. Fournier, S. Guimbard (+18 others)
2020 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank the contributions from three anonymous reviewers for comments and detailed editing of our draft which definitively helped to improve the paper.  ...  The EU authors acknowledge support of ESA in the frame of the SMOS ESL Level 2 phase 3 contract (, the N. Reul, et al. Remote Sensing of Environment 242 (2020) 111769  ...  validation of satellite SSS with in situ data .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111769 fatcat:4oa3ceryd5felg7y7ytbjtrrpq

Satellite Observations for Detecting and Forecasting Sea-Ice Conditions: A Summary of Advances Made in the SPICES Project by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme

Marko Mäkynen, Jari Haapala, Giuseppe Aulicino, Beena Balan-Sarojini, Magdalena Balmaseda, Alexandru Gegiuc, Fanny Girard-Ardhuin, Stefan Hendricks, Georg Heygster, Larysa Istomina, Lars Kaleschke, Juha Karvonen (+13 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
and melt pond fraction and sea-ice concentration using Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) radiometer data.  ...  New SPICES sea-ice products have a demonstrable level of maturity, and with a reasonable amount of further work they can be integrated into various operational sea-ice services.  ...  The SPICES sea-ice products have a demonstration level of maturity, and with a reasonable amount of further work, validation, and the setting up of operational product generation environments, they can  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12071214 fatcat:lrqpgkkcrzbdpjxyn3uetckxre

Characterization of Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using the HY-2B Scatterometer Wind Data

Siqi Liu, Wenming Lin, Marcos Portabella, Zhixiong Wang
2022 Remote Sensing  
It shows that the HSCAT R17 value generally better correlates with the best-track MSW than the HSCAT maximum wind speed, therefore indicating the potential of using the HSCAT data to improve the TC nowcasting  ...  The estimation of tropical cyclone (TC) intensity using Ku-band scatterometer data is challenging due to rain perturbation and signal saturation in the radar backscatter measurements.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge NSOAS for straightforward and rapid access to the HY-2B data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14041035 fatcat:arspf7ddxjfa3oy5ty63u6bdn4

Variational Retrievals of High Winds Using Uncalibrated CyGNSS Observables

Estel Cardellach, Yang Nan, Weiqiang Li, Ramon Padullés, Serni Ribó, Antonio Rius
2020 Remote Sensing  
wind speeds, including hurricane force winds.  ...  For example, the Pearson's correlation coefficient between these CyGNSS retrievals and ERA5 is 0.884, 0.832 with NOAA CyGNSS results, and 0.831 with respect to SMAP co-located measurements.  ...  Aperture Radar SFMR NOAA Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer SMAP NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive SMOS ESA Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity TDS-1 UK TechDemoSat-1 YSLF Young Seas Limited  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12233930 fatcat:c6w5htb6dvabxpjsg53xg6kgr4

First Spaceborne GNSS-Reflectometry Observations of Hurricanes From the UK TechDemoSat-1 Mission

Giuseppe Foti, Christine Gommenginger, Meric Srokosz
2017 Geophysical Research Letters  
TDS-1 GNSS-R reflections were collocated with International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) hurricane data, MetOp ASCAT A/B scatterometer winds, and two reanalysis products.  ...  Despite this, TDS-1 GNSS-R winds through the hurricanes show closer agreement with IBTrACS estimates than winds provided by scatterometers and reanalyses.  ...  All TDS-1 L1b data used in these analyses are available freely upon registration through the MERRByS data dissemination portal at, hosted and managed by Surrey Satellite Technology  ... 
doi:10.1002/2017gl076166 fatcat:wgiunt64r5ep3m2zqlb5i42doe

Use of satellite observations for operational oceanography: recent achievements and future prospects

P.-Y. Le Traon, D. Antoine, A. Bentamy, H. Bonekamp, L.A. Breivik, B. Chapron, G. Corlett, G. Dibarboure, P. DiGiacomo, C. Donlon, Y. Faugère, J. Font (+20 others)
2015 Journal of operational oceanography. Publisher: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology  
New and improved satellite data sets have been developed and have directly improved the quality of operational products.  ...  Review of future missions shows clear progress and new research and development missions with a potentially large impact for operational oceanography should be demonstrated.  ...  Surface winds from scatterometer and radiometer Scatterometers on board polar orbiting satellites are the principal source of surface wind speed and direction data over the global ocean.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1755876x.2015.1022050 fatcat:3dfvqfys65ghdj3633hfnpxria

Observing Ecohydrological Processes: Challenges and Perspectives [chapter]

Xin Li, Harry Vereecken, Chunfeng Ma
2019 Observation and Measurement of Ecohydrological Processes  
Interferometric synthetic aperture microwave Radiometer (FPIR), the Polarized Microwave radiometric Imager (PMI), which covers a band from 6.6 to 150 GHz, and the X-Ku Dual-Frequency Polarized SCATterometer  ...  GCOM-W carries Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2), an instrument for observing water-related targets, such as precipitation, water vapor, sea surface wind speed, sea surface temperature,  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-48297-1_1 fatcat:irydzknmerhphnzhroefn7nlcq

Half a century of satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature

P.J. Minnett, A. Alvera-Azcárate, T.M. Chin, G.K. Corlett, C.L. Gentemann, I. Karagali, X. Li, A. Marsouin, S. Marullo, E. Maturi, R. Santoleri, S. Saux Picart (+2 others)
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment  
At the same time, imaging microwave radiometers with SST capabilities were also flown.  ...  Since then, SST has been derived from infrared and microwave radiometers on polar orbiting satellites and from infrared radiometers on geostationary spacecraft.  ...  The contributions by TMC and JV to this paper were carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111366 fatcat:6bkbqmedx5bjtmvw2kkjnq3xnm

Community review of Southern Ocean satellite data needs

A. Pope, P. Wagner, R. Johnson, J.D. Shutler, J. Baeseman, L. Newman
2016 Antarctic Science  
Recommendations include commitment to data continuity, increases in particular capabilities (sensor types, spatial, temporal), improvements in dissemination of data/products/uncertainties, and innovation  ...  , terrestrial cryospheric connections, sea surface salinity, and a discussion of coincident and in situ data collection.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the Climate and Cryosphere Project and the Southern Ocean Observing System.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0954102016000390 fatcat:rm4dtrapbvam3oukuapfdsoghq

Satellite and In Situ Observations for Advancing Global Earth Surface Modelling: A Review

Gianpaolo Balsamo, Anna Agustì-Parareda, Clément Albergel, Gabriele Arduini, Anton Beljaars, Jean Bidlot, Nicolas Bousserez, Souhail Boussetta, Andy Brown, Roberto Buizza, Carlo Buontempo, Frédéric Chevallier (+33 others)
2018 Remote Sensing  
In this paper, we review the use of satellite-based remote sensing in combination with in situ data to inform Earth surface modelling.  ...  The reasons for diverse remote sensing data and products include (i) their complementary areal and temporal coverage, (ii) their diverse and covariant information content, and (iii) their ability to complement  ...  Adrian Simmons and Alan Betts are thanked for their precious advice and review of early versions of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10122038 fatcat:qovifbs5crgbhhpwolysj4tuya

Harnessing remote sensing to address critical science questions on ocean-atmosphere interactions

Griet Neukermans, Tristan Harmel, Martí Galí, Natalia Rudorff, Jacek Chowdhary, Oleg Dubovik, Chris Hostetler, Yongxiang Hu, Cédric Jamet, Kirk Knobelspiesse, Yoav Lehahn, Pavel Litvinov (+7 others)
2018 Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene  
We provide a thorough review of how these questions have been addressed and discuss novel potential avenues using multiplatform space-borne missions, from visible to microwave, active and passive sensors  ...  plan: (1) to what extent does upper-ocean biology affect the composition and radiative properties of the marine boundary layer; and (2) to what extent does upper-ocean turbulence drive fluxes of mass and  ...  Retrieved wind speeds satisfactorily compare with (c) the AMSR-E (microwave-based) wind speed products. DOI:  ... 
doi:10.1525/elementa.331 fatcat:qdgrkh6gyffb3jymqpd4hulyaq

A Review of Ocean/Sea Subsurface Water Temperature Studies from Remote Sensing and Non-Remote Sensing Methods

Elahe Akbari, Seyed Alavipanah, Mehrdad Jeihouni, Mohammad Hajeb, Dagmar Haase, Sadroddin Alavipanah
2017 Water  
Reliable global ocean coverage of environmental properties such as sea surface temperature, sea surface height, surface winds, and ocean color have been provided by satellite imagery with relatively high  ...  Remote sensing can provide sea surface data at high spatial/temporal resolution and with large spatial coverage, which allows for remarkable discoveries in the ocean sciences.  ...  Mehrdad Jeihouni, Mohammad Hajeb, Dagmar Haase and Sadroddin Alavipanah helped in edit and improve the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w9120936 fatcat:eqnaymscrbb75du5oponejnjmi

The ASCAT Soil Moisture Product: A Review of its Specifications, Validation Results, and Emerging Applications

Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian Hahn, Richard Kidd, Thomas Melzer, Zoltan Bartalis, Stefan Hasenauer, Julia Figa-Saldaña, Patricia de Rosnay, Alexander Jann, Stefan Schneider, Jürgen Komma, Gerhard Kubu (+10 others)
2013 Meteorologische Zeitschrift  
A review of the most recent validation studies shows that the quality of ASCAT soil moisture product is -with the exception of arid environments -comparable to, and over some regions (e.g.  ...  ASCAT was designed to observe wind speed and direction over the oceans and was initially not foreseen for monitoring soil moisture over land.  ...  Acknowledgments We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Austrian Space Applications Programme (ASAP) through the pro-  ... 
doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0399 fatcat:7okcemnl6bampneiha2rk4w3am
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