Accession Number : AD0725605

Title :   Objective Analysis of Sea-Level Winds and Pressures Derived from Simulated Observations of a Satellite Radar-Radiometer and Actual Conventional Data,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Druyan,Leonard M.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : A computer based procedure is developed that combines a field of simulated satellite derived wind speeds with a limited amount of conventional surface data so as to recover the surface pressure field and the vector wind field over the North Pacific Ocean. Wind speeds are determined from an objective analysis of high spatial density ship observations in order to simulate the anticipated output of a proposed satellite mounted radar-radiometer system. The conventional surface data consist of sparse observations from ocean-going vessels, observations from several tropical stations and boundary pressures from analyses over coastal areas. The simulated speeds are combined with the conventional network for various spatial distributions of ship data. The average RMS departure of sea-level pressure fields analyzed by deleting from 75% to 94% of the available ship observations from the maximum data analysis is from 3.0 to 4.0 mb. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, PACIFIC OCEAN), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, SIMULATION, RADIOMETERS, VELOCITY, MARINE METEOROLOGY, WEATHER FORECASTING, SUBROUTINES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE