Employing algorithms and sensory data from the QuikSCAT
satellite, positioned approximately 500 miles above Earth, Forde is able to view wind patterns and conditions on the ocean's surface, detecting environments favorable for hurricane development.
The satellite maps consist of nearly a decade's worth of data from QuikSCAT
which reveals hotspots for high wind.
Knabb, 2009: The operational use of QuikSCAT
ocean surface vector winds at the National Hurricane Center.
Since 1999, NASA s QuikScat
satellite, along with satellites operated by international partners, has provided ocean surface winds information for use by the science and operational weather forecasting communities.
5, estimado a traves de la calibracion cruzada y asimilacion de datos de viento en la superficie del oceano obtenidas desde QuikSCAT
, ADEOS-II, AMSR-E, TRMM TMI y SSM/I (http://podaac.
Analysis of QuikSCAT
data shows that melt duration depends on elevation and whether or not the region faces Baffin Bay.
Chelton, 2008: A global climatology of surface wind and wind stress fields from eight years of QuikSCAT
Schroder, 2014: Extending the QuikSCAT
record of seasonal melt-freeze transitions over Arctic sea ice using ASCAT.
North, 2009: A comparison of aircraft-based surface-layer observations over Denmark Strait and the Irminger Sea with meteorological analyses and QuikSCAT
It shows plots of wind speed distribution over two main convective sites, the Gulf of Lion and the Ligurian Sea, for several models (coupled and uncoupled, 50- and 12-km resolution) compared to QuikSCAT
, ERA-Interim, and buoy (Lion and Azur) wind speed data.
A case of strong positive impact of satellite wind observations on TC forecast skill is illustrated by the 60-h forecast of Flurricane Cindy that had been performed with an earlier version of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) operational system, with and without QuikSCAT
wind fields (Atlas et al.
2008: A QuikSCAT
climatology of ocean surface winds in the Nordic seas: Identification of features and comparison with the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis.