The correction of surface layer wind speeds for atmospheric stratification and height

Ralph C. Foster, Todd D. Sikora, George Spencer Young

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Abstract

The comparison of SAR-derived wind speeds from scatterometer-based transfer functions and in situ or model wind speeds requires that both data sets represent the presence of equivalent atmospheric stratification and measurement height. We discuss the atmospheric surface layer dynamics underlying corrections to equivalent atmospheric stratification and measurement height. In addition, we review available methods for carrying out the corrections focusing on bulk flux algorithms available in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-47
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number565
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR - Svalbard, Norway
Duration: Sep 8 2003Sep 12 2003

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atmospheric stratification
surface layer
surface layers
stratification
wind velocity
scatterometers
scatterometer
transfer function
transfer functions
Transfer functions
synthetic aperture radar
Fluxes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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In: European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, No. 565, 01.12.2004, p. 39-47.

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