Advances in Microwave Remote Sensing: Ocean Wind Speed and Direction

Advances in Microwave Remote Sensing: Ocean Wind Speed and Direction
State some key meteorological applications for ocean surface winds • Describe the benefits of using microwave remote sensing to observe ocean winds • Describe the differences between active and passive microwave remote sensing • Describe in general terms, the emission, transmission, and scattering of microwave energy within the Earth-atmosphere system • State the key assumptions for derivation of wind speed and direction from passive observation of microwave radiation • Describe the limitations of passive microwave remote sensing and impacts on deriving wind speed and direction (this applies to both product limits and accuracy) • Use cloud liquid water imagery to help assess the validity of the wind speed and direction vector