Relation of AltiKa Sigma0, Wave Height, and Rain Flag to ECMWF Wind Speed

Alex Wineteer (NASA/JPL-Caltech, United States)


Philip Callahan (NASA/JPL-Caltech, United States)

Event: 2014 SARAL/AltiKa workshop

Session: Instrument processing

Presentation type: Type Oral

Short Abstract: A wind speed model function is developed relating AltiKa backscatter coefficient and significant wave height to ECMWF wind speed. This model is also inverted and combined with estimates from the MWR to provide a rain flagging method. Comparison of the results to Jason-2 and other satellite data are shown.

Results indicate that the regression fit, as determined, provides a better model for wind speed determination than do current models.

Oral presentation show times:

RoomStart DateEnd Date
Ballroom Mon, Oct 27 2014,12:15 Mon, Oct 27 2014,12:30
Alex Wineteer
United States