Applications of a Global Database of Altimeter and Radiometer Wave Heights and Wind Speeds
University of Melbourne, Australia
3 August, 3 pm, in 2890
Over recent years, we have developed a global database of altimeter
wind speed and wave height and radiometer wind speed. The database
spans 30 years and contains data from more than 20 individual missions.
Each of the instruments has been calibrated in a consistent manner,
validated against independent buoys and cross-validated between the
satellite platforms. The database has many applications including:
global climatology, examination of long term trends and investigation
of extreme values. This presentation will describe the database, error
metrics, and its application to investigate long term trends in oceanic
wind speed and wave height. In addition, extreme value global estimates
of wind speed and wave height will be presented.