RADARSAT-1 Hurricane Watch program contribution to wind field model development

Steve Iris, Hans C. Graber

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Abstract

Is has been well established that Synthetic Aperture Radar images over oceans can provide wind information over small spatial scales. Since 1999 the Canadian Space Agency has undertaken a joint project, called Hurricane Watch, with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (NOAA/AOML), the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and more recently with the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) of the University of Miami (UM). Over the years, this project has evolved from archival data searches to storm monitoring and dedicated planning. Program focus in recent years has been an effort to support research activities to define the capabilities of RADARSAT-1 as related to hurricane monitoring activities especially regarding extraction of vector wind field information. This paper will describe the overall management of issues related to data acquisition for the program as well as statistics and wind field model results obtained during the 2004 season to illustrate the contribution of RADARSAT-1 data in the study of hurricanes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2005: Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 20 2005Jun 24 2005

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Other31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2005: Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period6/20/056/24/05

Keywords

  • Hurricane
  • RADARSAT-1
  • SAR
  • Windfield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Environmental Engineering

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