Using Scatterometer Wind and Altimeter Wave Estimates in Marine Forecasting

Using Scatterometer Wind and Altimeter Wave Estimates in Marine Forecasting
  • Briefly describe how scatterometer and altimeter measurements and data products are useful in marine analysis
  • Briefly describe the underlying technology of scatterometers and altimeters
  • Briefly describe the scatterometer and altimeter product estimation process, including the geophysical quantities that are estimated and how the estimation is done
  • For scatterometer winds, briefly describe the associated ambiguity and Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE) products
  • For scatterometer winds, briefly describe the effects of measurement geometry and rain on product uncertainty
  • Use scatterometer and altimeter products along with MLE and Ambiguity products to analyse the marine wind and wave environment, taking into account various limitations and sources of contamination
  • Use altimeter significant wave height data to evaluate NWP wave analyses and forecasts