Abstract

An algorithm has been developed that enables improved the resolution wind estimates from SeaWinds data. This thesis presents the development of three key portions of the high resolution wind retrieval algorithm: Compositing individual σ-0 measurements and Kp, Retrieved wind bias correction, and ambiguity selection for high resolution winds. The high resolution winds produced by this algorithm are expected to become a useful resource for scientists and engineers studying the ocean winds. The high resolution wind retrieval algorithm allows wind to be retrieved much closer to land than is available from the low resolution winds estimated from the same scatterometer by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The high resolution winds allow features such as the eye of hurricanes to be seen with much greater detail than was previously possible.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

2003-05-30

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd220

Keywords

scatterometry, wind retrieval, QuikSCAT, SeaWinds, Kp, sigma-0, remote sensing, ocean wind

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