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.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Luke, Jeremy Blaine, "High Resolution Wind Retrieval for SeaWinds on QuikSCAT" (2003). All Theses and Dissertations. 78.
scatterometry, wind retrieval, QuikSCAT, SeaWinds, Kp, sigma-0, remote sensing, ocean wind