11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography


UW-CIMSS Satellite winds algorithm

Gail A. Dengel, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and C. S. Velden, T. L. Olander, D. A. Santek, and D. R. Stettner

The satellite winds derivation algorithm (Windco) has evolved from a subjective, labor-intensive process to a fully automated system for targeting, tracking, editing and quality control. Today winds from this system are used operationally by forecasters, as input to global forecast models and by researchers worldwide.

A summary of the current state of the winds algorithm will be presented, including design and function, examples of recent applications and discussion of proposed directions for future development.

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Poster Session 3, Operational Applications
Tuesday, 16 October 2001, 9:15 AM-11:00 AM

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