A multi-sensor, 6-hourly ocean surface wind speed product is scheduled to be released in late 2006.
Ocean surface wind measurements are derived from ocean surface roughness, and correlate to winds measured ~10 meters above the water’s surface.
Currently available wind products
Wind speed (microwave radiometers):
|SSM/I||www.remss.com/ssmi||1987 – present|
|TMI||www.remss.com/tmi||1997 – present|
|AMSR-E||www.remss.com/amsre||2002 – present|
Wind speed & direction (microwave scatterometers):
|QSCAT||www.remss.com/qscat||1999 – present|
|SeaWinds||www.remss.com/qscat||2003: Apr – Oct|